Wages and salaries and labour costs

Wages and salaries

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Margarete Elings, Birgit Hänilane
– Eesti statistika aastaraamat. 2015. Statistical Yearbook of Estonia (p. 174)

Wages and salaries, which had been in decline during the economic crisis, took an upturn again in 2011 when Estonia joined the euro area and exceeded the level of 2008. This upward trend has continued already for four years in succession.

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In 2014, the average monthly gross wages and salaries were 1,005 euros

news release no 70

According to Statistics Estonia, in 2014, the average monthly gross wages and salaries were 1,005 euros and the average hourly gross wages and salaries were 6.14 euros. Compared to 2013, the average monthly gross wages and salaries increased by 5.9% and the average hourly gross wages and salaries by 7.2%.

Diagram: Average monthly gross wages and salaries and their change compared to the previous year, 2009–2014

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In the 1st quarter, there were 7,300 job vacancies

news release no 66

According to Statistics Estonia, there were 7,300 job vacancies in the enterprises, institutions and organisations of Estonia in the 1st quarter of 2015. The number of job vacancies increased by 0.6% compared to the previous quarter and by 1.3% compared to the 1st quarter of 2014.

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

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In the 1st quarter, the growth of the average monthly gross wages and salaries slowed down

news release no 58

According to Statistics Estonia, in the 1st quarter of 2015, the average monthly gross wages and salaries were 1,010 euros. Compared to the 1st quarter of 2014, the average monthly gross wages and salaries increased by 4.5%.

Diagram: Average monthly gross wages and salaries and their change by economic activity,  1st quarter, 2015–2014

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Labour costs and wages

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Minifacts about Estonia 2015 (p. 24)

In 2013, labour costs per employee and per hour continued to grow and increased 6.7% and 7.2%, respectively, compared to 2012. In 2013 compared to the previous year, the average labour costs per employee increased the most in mining and quarrying (10.6%) and decreased the most in professional, scientific and technical activities (2.3%). Compared to 2004, labour costs per employee were two times higher in 2013.

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