Unemployment rate

The unemployment rate shows the share of unemployed persons in the economically active population, or the labour force.

The data are collected with the Labour Force Survey. An unemployed person is someone who does not work anywhere, but who is actively seeking work and is available to start work immediately (within two weeks), if he or she found work.

Unemployment rate 4.4 %
-18.5%
2019
Unemployment rate (quarters) 7.1 %
39.2%
2ND QUARTER 2020
Unemployment rate by region | 2019 - 2019
Males and females unemployment rate, 2007-2019 | 2007 - 2019
Unemployment rate of persons aged 15–74 | 2007 - 2019
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Töötuse määr, % 4,6 5,5 13,5 16,7 12,3 10,0 8,6 7,4 6,2 6,8 5,8 5,4 4,4

Unemployment rate by quarter | 2019 I Quarter - 2019 IV Quarter
Unit: %
2019 I Quarter 2019 II Quarter 2019 III Quarter 2019 IV Quarter
Töötuse määr, % 4,7 5,1 3,9 4,1