Labour market policy interventions (until 2014)
Statistical activity code: 40903
Registered unemployed persons (incl. the long-term unemployed) by sex and age group.
Participants in labour market services and measures (information services, labour market training, career counselling, coaching for working life, work placement, public work, wage subsidy, business start-up subsidy, etc.) by sex and age group.
Recipients of unemployment allowance and unemployment insurance benefits.
Expenditure on labour market services and measures.
Expenditure on unemployment allowance and unemployment insurance benefits.
LMP interventions are grouped into three main types of LMP services, LMP measures and LMP supports and then further classified into nine detailed categories according to the type of action.
A full description of the classifications used can be found in Labour Market Policy Database - Methodology - Revision June 2006.
Labour market policy interventions
Labour market policy (LMP) database. – The database covers all labour market interventions which can be described as „Public interventions in the labour market aimed at reaching its efficient functioning and correcting disequilibria and which can be distinguished from other general employment policy interventions in that they act selectively to favour particular groups in the labour market”.
Public interventions refer to actions taken by general government in this respect, which involve expenditure, either in the form of actual disbursements or of foregone revenue (reductions in taxes, social contributions or other charges normally payable).
Services refer to labour market interventions where the main activity of participants is job-search related and where participation usually does not result in a change of labour market status.
Measures refer to labour market interventions where the main activity of participants is other than job-search related and where participation usually results in a change in labour market status. An activity that does not result in a change of labour market status may still be considered as a measure if the intervention fulfils the following criteria:
- the activities undertaken are not job-search related, are supervised and constitute a full-time or significant part-time activity of participants during a significant period of time, and
- the aim is to improve the vocational qualifications of participants, or
- the intervention provides incentives to take-up or to provide employment (including self-employment).
Supports refer to interventions that provide financial assistance, directly or indirectly, to individuals for labour market reasons or which compensate individuals for disadvantage caused by labour market circumstances.
Labour market intervention
Registered unemployed and registered jobseekers at the Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund
Register of the Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund
Estonia as a whole
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„Eesti statistika aastaraamat. Statistical Yearbook of Estonia”
Labour Market Policy Database. Methodology. Revision of June 2006
Addendum to the 2006 LMP methodology (March 2009)
To assure the quality of processes and products, Statistics Estonia applies the EFQM Excellence Model, EU Statistics Code of Practice and the ESS Quality Assurance Framework (QAF). Statistics Estonia is also guided by the requirements provided for in § 7. „Principles and quality criteria of producing official statistics” of the Official Statistics Act.
The internal coherence of the data is ensured through systematic validation of the data. The consistent application of the LMP methodology should ensure a fair comparability of the data; nevertheless continuous efforts to maintain and improve comparability over time and between countries are made. Data are fairly complete but further improvements on the coverage (missing interventions at national and regional level) are aimed at.
Ministry of Social Affairs
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications
Association of Municipalities of Estonia
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Data for expenditure are well completed for most of the measures. For some measures the expenditure needs to be estimated. The situation for data on participants is relatively satisfactory. However, some of the indicators used for monitoring the Employment Guidelines require data on participants broken down by length of unemployment or by previous status, and the data according to these breakdowns are missing for most of the measures.
LMP data are based on a full count of LMP interventions as defined in the LMP methodology.
Information for regional interventions is still incomplete.
Coverage: countries might fail to include all interventions that fall under the scope of the LMP database; the magnitude of this error cannot be estimated.
Item non-response: not all items of the LMP questionnaire might be completed for all interventions.
Labour market policies vary a great deal between countries, but the data submitted to Eurostat are based on a common methodology, which should ensure sufficient comparability.
The same classification rules are applied each year, therefore the output should be comparable between years.
Data before and since 2006 should be compared with some caution as the new Labour Market Services and Benefits Act entered into force 1 January 2006.
Internal coherence (e.g. between years, between expenditure and participants data, coherent classification of national interventions) is ensured through the application of the LMP methodology and through the various validations performed on the data before publication.
Data revision policy is described under item 2.3 of the Dissemination Policy of Statistics Estonia. Notification of corrections: http://www.stat.ee/dissemination-policy.
There are no planned revisions. Missing and provisional data for previous years are reviewed once a year, and revised if possible.
Data on labour market policy interventions, labour market services and supports, and operating expenses are received from the Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund. For each intervention, data on expenditure and participants are received together with a detailed description of the intervention.
DATA FROM OTHER STATISTICAL ACTIVITIES
Data is gained from Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund by e-mail. Data in provided in xls format according to the structure of the Labour Market Policy questionnaire. The items of the questionnaire are listed in the Labour Market Policy Database - Methodology - Revision June 2006 (Annex A1) http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_OFFPUB/KS-BF-06-003/EN/KS-BF-06-003-EN.PDF.
The validation process consists of arithmetic and quality checks, incl. comparison with other data.
- Data consistency within one year and between years is checked;
- Validation of input during data entry (automatic coherence checks);
- Validation module integrated in the LMP software, to be used by Member States once data entry is completed; the validation module runs a series of tests in order to identify errors, inconsistencies, etc;
- A set of standardised validations applied by Eurostat on the data submitted.
Data is delivered to Eurostat according to the structure of LMP questionnaire.
Missing data is replaced by estimates according to guidelines reccomended by Eurostat when possible.