Lowest unemployment rate of the century in the 3rd quarter
According to Statistics Estonia, in the 3rd quarter, the unemployment rate was 3.9%, the labour force participation rate was 71.9% and the employment rate was 69%. The estimated number of employed persons was 677,300, which is 10,700 more than in the same quarter of the previous year. The number of long-term unemployed also declined.
Exports continued to decrease in September
According to Statistics Estonia, in September 2019, compared to September 2018, the exports of goods decreased by 3% and imports increased by 3%. In the third quarter, exports decreased by 2%, having increased in the first two quarters.
In October, food had the greatest impact on the consumer price index
According to Statistics Estonia, the change of the consumer price index in October 2019 was –0.1% compared to September 2019 and 1.6% compared to October of the previous year.
In September, more tourists stayed in accommodation establishments than a year ago
According to Statistics Estonia, in September, 295,000 tourists stayed in Estonian accommodation establishments, where they spent more than 544,000 nights. 64% of the tourists were foreign tourists and 36% were domestic tourists.
Registration for the European Statistics Competition is now open
The European Statistics Competition 2020, organised by the European statistical office Eurostat, takes place in 17 countries. Basic school, secondary school and vocational school students are invited to participate. The best teams in Estonia are awarded and will have the opportunity to participate in the international phase of the competition.
Turnover of retail trade enterprises increased also in September
According to Statistics Estonia, in September, the turnover of retail trade enterprises was 618 million euros – an increase of 4% at constant prices compared to September of the previous year.
Industrial production in September was smaller than last year
According to Statistics Estonia, in September 2019, the production of industrial enterprises decreased by 5% compared to September 2018. Production decreased in manufacturing as well as in energy and mining.
2018 was a good year in terms of film production as well as cinema attendance
According to Statistics Estonia, 34 full-length films were produced in Estonia in 2018, of which 22 were distributed in cinemas in the same year. Cinema attendance set a new record – 3.6 million visits, i.e. 275 visits per 100 inhabitants.
SHARE survey about to begin across Europe
At the end of October, SHARE survey will begin again. The survey is used to collect data on health, ageing and retirement of people aged 50 and older.
Producer price index continued to decrease in September
In September 2019, the producer price index of industrial output fell by 0.1% compared to August 2019 and by 1.0% compared to September 2018.
Construction price index continues upward trend
According to Statistics Estonia, the change of the construction price index in the 3rd quarter of 2019 was 0.4% compared to the previous quarter and 2.1% compared to the 3rd quarter of 2018.