News releases 2018

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Employment and unemployment, 2nd quarter 2018

news release no 85

According to Statistics Estonia, in the 2nd quarter of 2018, the unemployment rate was 5.1%, the employment rate 68.2% and the labour force participation rate 71.9%. The unemployment rate was the lowest in a decade.

Unemployment rate by age group, 2nd quarter, 2014–2018

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Foreign trade, June 2018

news release no 84

According to Statistics Estonia, in June 2018, the exports of goods increased by 17% and imports by 18% compared to June 2017. The growth in trade was affected the most by increased trade in mineral products. In the first half-year, compared to the same period of the previous year, the exports of goods increased by 10% and imports by 8%.

Estonia’s foreign trade by month, 2016–2018

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Consumer price index, July 2018

news release no 83

According to Statistics Estonia, the change of the consumer price index in July 2018 was 0.1% compared to June 2018 and 3.5% compared to July of the previous year.

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Accommodation, June 2018

news release no 82

According to Statistics Estonia, in June 2018, domestic and foreign tourists who stayed in accommodation establishments numbered 372,700, or as many as in June last year. The number of domestic tourists increased and the number of foreign tourists decreased.

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