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Employment rate

The employment rate shows the share of employed persons in the working-age population. The data are collected with the Labour Force Survey. An employed person is someone who worked during the reference period and was paid as a wage earner, entrepreneur or freelancer. An employed person is also someone who worked without direct payment in a family enterprise or own farm, or was temporarily absent from work.

Employment rate 66.7 %
2020
Employment rate (quater) 65.7 %
I QUARTER 2021
Employment rate of persons aged 15–74 by sex | 2008 - 2020
Labour status of population aged 15-74 by county | 2018 – 2020
Unit: thousands
2018 2019 2020
Võru county 62.7 59.4 59.0
Viljandi county 63.6 63.1 61.5
Saare county 67.8 65.5 69.6
Rapla county 66.7 66.1 67.0
Pärnu county 65.6 64.3 64.5
Põlva county 60.9 54.9 52.6
Lääne-Viru county 60.0 61.6 61.5
Lääne county 65.1 62.1 64.0
Järva county 62.8 63.2 62.6
Jõgeva county 58.7 62.9 62.7
Ida-Viru county 56.8 57.6 54.6
Hiiu county 65.7 63.0 62.2
Harju county 73.9 74.8 71.9
Valga county 56.4 61.8 61.5
Tartu county 70.2 69.8 68.4

Employment rate of persons aged 15–74 | 2008 – 2020
Unit: %
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Females 58.80 55.70 53.80 56.20 57.80 58.70 59.10 61.30 62.00 63.60 64.10 64.60 63.30
Males 67.90 59.40 56.80 62.30 64.20 65.80 67.30 69.30 69.60 71.60 72.30 72.50 70.30

Employment rate by quarter | 3rd quarter 2017 – 1st quarter 2021
Unit: %
Females Males
3rd quarter 2017 64.30 72.50
4th quarter 2017 64.60 72.40
1st quarter 2018 63.20 70.20
2nd quarter 2018 64.20 72.50
3rd quarter 2018 64.60 72.10
4th quarter 2018 64.30 74.20
1st quarter 2019 63.60 71.50
2nd quarter 2019 64.10 72.30
3rd quarter 2019 64.90 73.40
4th quarter 2019 65.70 72.80
1st quarter 2020 65.10 71.20
2nd quarter 2020 61.20 69.80
3rd quarter 2020 62.50 70.30
4th quarter 2020 64.20 69.90
1st quarter 2021 62.70 68.80

Source data in the statistics database: Labour status of population aged 15-74 by sex and age group Source data in the statistics database: Labour status of population aged 15-74 (quarters) Source data in the statistics database: Labour status of population aged 15-74 by county