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 68.4 %
2019
Employment rate (quater) 65.4 %
2ND QUARTER 2020
Employment rate of persons aged 15–74 by sex | 2007 - 2019
Labour status of population aged 15-74 by county | January 2017 - January 2019
Unit: thousands
January 2017 January 2018 January 2019
Järva maakond 23 23 23
Ida-Viru maakond 107 104 103
Tartu maakond 105 109 111
Rapla maakond 26 25 25
Hiiu maakond 7 7 7
Harju maakond 432 437 444
Viljandi maakond 35 35 34
Pärnu maakond 61 63 63
Lääne-Viru maakond 44 44 44
Kogu Eesti 976 977 981
Saare maakond 25 25 25
Jõgeva maakond 23 22 22
Põlva maakond 21 19 19
Võru maakond 25 27 27
Lääne maakond 18 15 15
Valga maakond 22 21 21
..Tallinn 319 323 326

Employment rate of persons aged 15–74 | 2007 - 2019
Unit: %
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Tööhõive määr, % 62,90 63,10 57,40 55,20 59,10 60,80 62,10 63,00 65,20 65,60 67,50 68,10 68,40

Employment rate by quarter, 2007-2019 | 2007 - 2019
Unit: %
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
I kvartal 62,00 63,20 59,00 53,60 57,40 59,80 61,00 61,10 63,30 64,10 66,30 66,60 67,50
II kvartal 63,10 63,00 57,10 54,10 58,50 60,70 63,20 63,50 65,10 66,90 66,90 68,20 68,10
III kvartal 63,50 63,40 57,70 55,80 61,00 61,90 62,70 63,90 67,20 66,50 68,30 68,20 69,00
IV kvartal 62,80 62,70 55,90 57,40 59,70 60,90 61,60 63,60 65,00 65,00 68,40 69,10 69,20

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