Wages and salaries and labour costs

In the 3rd quarter, there were nearly 8,600 job vacancies

news release no 139

According to Statistics Estonia, there were 8,600 job vacancies in the enterprises, institutions and organisations of Estonia in the 3rd quarter of 2014. The number of job vacancies increased by 0.3% compared to the 3rd quarter of 2013 and by 12.7% compared to the previous quarter.

Diagram: Rate of job vacancies, 1st quarter 2005 – 3rd quarter 2014

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In the 3rd quarter, the year-over-year increase in average monthly gross wages was 5%

news release no 131

According to Statistics Estonia, in the 3rd quarter of 2014, the average monthly gross wages and salaries were 977 euros and the average hourly gross wages and salaries were 5.89 euros. Compared to the 3rd quarter of 2013, the average monthly gross wages increased by 5.0% and the average hourly gross wages by 5.6%.

Diagram: Average monthly gross wages and salaries and monthly labour costs per employee,  3rd quarter 2014

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In the 2th quarter, the growth in the number of job vacancies slowed down

news release no 102

According to Statistics Estonia, there were 7,600 job vacancies in the enterprises, institutions and organisations of Estonia in the 2th quarter of 2014. The number of job vacancies increased by 6.3% compared to the previous quarter and by 0.4% compared to the 2nd quarter of 2013.

Diagram: The number of job vacancies and occupied posts

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In the 2nd quarter, average monthly gross wages exceeded 1,000 euros

news release no 97

According to Statistics Estonia, in the 2nd quarter of 2014, the average monthly gross wages and salaries were 1,023 euros and increased 4.8% compared to the 2nd quarter of the previous year.

Diagram: Average monthly gross wages and salaries and monthly labour costs per employee,  2nd quarter 2014

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Wages and salaries

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Birgit Hänilane, Mare Kusma
– Eesti statistika aastaraamat. 2014. Statistical Yearbook of Estonia (p. 166)

After Estonia joined the European Union in 2004, wages rose steadily until 2008 when the recession set in and led to a fall in wages in the following year. In 2011, average wages exceeded the level of 2008. The upward trend in average wages has continued for the last three years.

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