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 69.2 %
Employment rate (quarter) 68.4 %
-1.4%
Q1 2024
Employment rate of persons aged 15–74 by sex | 2011–2023
Labour status of population aged 15–⁠74 by county | 2021 – 2023
Unit: %
2021 2022 2023
Harju county 71.5 74.3 73.2
Hiiu county 71.6 70.8 70.0
Ida-Viru county 56.1 54.9 55.4
Jõgeva county 61.2 60.7 58.5
Järva county 60.0 64.9 68.6
Lääne county 63.8 70.5 72.7
Lääne-Viru county 62.2 60.7 65.7
Põlva county 56.2 58.2 61.9
Pärnu county 67.7 70.7 70.8
Rapla county 61.6 66.3 64.8
Saare county 63.7 70.5 69.3
Tartu county 67.9 71.5 72.7
Valga county 56.9 53.8 60.0
Viljandi county 62.8 70.4 65.7
Võru county 61.3 63.3 61.2

Employment rate of persons aged 15–74 | 2011 – 2023
Unit: %
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Males 62.3 64.2 65.8 67.3 69.3 69.6 71.6 72.3 72.5 70.3 69.5 71.6 71.5
Females 56.2 57.8 58.7 59.1 61.3 62.0 63.6 64.1 64.6 63.3 64.0 67.0 67.0

Employment rate by quarter | 1st quarter 2021 – 1st quarter 2024
Unit: %
Males Females
1st quarter 2021 68.8 63.1
2nd quarter 2021 69.1 62.7
3rd quarter 2021 70.4 64.6
4th quarter 2021 69.7 65.6
1st quarter 2022 71.6 66.5
2nd quarter 2022 70.6 67.1
3rd quarter 2022 72.2 67.0
4th quarter 2022 72.0 67.3
1st quarter 2023 71.0 67.9
2nd quarter 2023 71.4 67.1
3rd quarter 2023 72.0 66.3
4th quarter 2023 71.5 66.8
1st quarter 2024 70.1 66.8

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

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