Wages and salaries and labour costs

In the 3rd quarter, the number of job vacancies increased 3% year over year

news release no 132

According to Statistics Estonia, there were almost 8,900 job vacancies in the enterprises, institutions and organisations of Estonia in the 3rd quarter of 2015. The number of job vacancies increased by 4.8% compared to the previous quarter and by 3.3% compared to the 3rd quarter of 2014.

Diagram: Rate of job vacancies, 1st quarter 2006 – 3rd quarter 2015

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In the 3rd quarter, the average monthly gross wages and salaries increased almost 7% year over year

news release no 125

According to Statistics Estonia, in the 3rd quarter of 2015, the average monthly gross wages and salaries were 1,045 euros. Compared to the 3rd quarter of 2014, the average monthly gross wages and salaries increased by 6.9%, and compared to the 2nd quarter of 2015, the average monthly gross wages and salaries decreased by 3.4%.

Diagram: Average monthly gross wages and salaries per employee and their change by economic activity

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Last year, the gender pay gap decreased

news release no 106

According to Statistics Estonia, in October 2014, the gross hourly earnings of female employees were 23.3% lower than the gross hourly earnings of male employees. The gender pay gap decreased by 1.5 percentage points compared to the previous year.

Diagram: The difference between the gross hourly earnings of female and male employees, 2014

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In the 2nd quarter, the number of job vacancies increased

news release no 95

According to Statistics Estonia, there were 8,500 job vacancies in the enterprises, institutions and organisations of Estonia in the 2nd quarter of 2015. The number of job vacancies increased by 16.5% compared to the previous quarter and by 11.0% compared to the 2nd quarter of 2014.

Diagram: Rate of job vacancies, 1st quarter 2006 – 2nd quarter 2015

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In the 2nd quarter, the average monthly gross wages and salaries rose almost six per cent year over year

news release no 93

According to Statistics Estonia, in the 2nd quarter of 2015, the average monthly gross wages and salaries were 1,082 euros. Compared to the 1st quarter, the average monthly gross wages and salaries increased by 7.1%, and compared to the 2nd quarter of 2014, the average monthly gross wages and salaries increased by 5.8%.

Diagram: Average monthly gross wages and salaries and their change by economic activity

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