Social life

Lowest unemployment rate of the century in the 3rd quarter

news release no 137

According to Statistics Estonia, in the 3rd quarter, the unemployment rate was 3.9%, the labour force participation rate was 71.9% and the employment rate was 69%. The estimated number of employed persons was 677,300, which is 10,700 more than in the same quarter of the previous year. The number of long-term unemployed also declined.

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2018 was a good year in terms of film production as well as cinema attendance

news release no 127

According to Statistics Estonia, 34 full-length films were produced in Estonia in 2018, of which 22 were distributed in cinemas in the same year. Cinema attendance set a new record – 3.6 million visits, i.e. 275 visits per 100 inhabitants.

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SHARE survey about to begin across Europe

news release no 126

At the end of October, SHARE survey will begin again. The survey is used to collect data on health, ageing and retirement of people aged 50 and older.

SHARE logo

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Pilot survey of the Estonian Labour Force Survey is about to begin

news release no 116

On 7 October, Statistics Estonia will launch a pilot Labour Force Survey, which will be conducted in parallel to the regular Labour Force Survey. The aim of the pilot survey is to test the renewed questionnaire and methodology, which will be implemented in 2021. This is the first time that the respondents can use an online questionnaire and the sample of the survey will include persons aged 75‒89.

Pilot survey of the Estonian Labour Force Survey is about to begin

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Employment of 50–74 year olds the highest in 10 years

news release no 93

According to Statistics Estonia, the employment of 50–74 year olds keeps growing. The number of employed people of that age group is the highest in 10 years.

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Museums continue to be popular in Estonia

news release no 58

According to Statistics Estonia, there were 3.4 million museum visits in 2018. Compared to the record year 2017, the number of visits has decreased by 100 thousand.

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The number of unemployed persons is falling in Estonia

news release no 57
File added with corrected data

According to Statistics Estonia, in the 1st quarter of 2019, the labour force participation rate was 70.8%, the employment rate 67.5% and the unemployment rate 4.7%. The labour force participation rate and the employment rate remained at a similar level compared to the same quarter of the previous year. The unemployment rate, however, decreased by 2.1 percentage points.

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Average monthly gross income per employee increased by 6.8%

news release no 55

According to Statistics Estonia, in 2018, the average monthly gross income per employee was 1,234 euros, which is 79 euros more than in 2017. Gross income has been on the rise since 2011.

The average monthly gross income per employee

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Labour market indicators have improved year-on-year

news release no 19

According to Statistics Estonia, in 2018, the labour force participation rate was 71.9%, the employment rate was 68.1% and the unemployment rate was 5.4%. The number of long‑term unemployed was the lowest of the last 20 years.

Unemployed and long-term unemployed, 2000–2018

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How does wealth affect consumption?

Eesti Statistika Kvartalikiri. 4/18. Quarterly Bulletin of Statistics Estonia (p. 9)
Märt Leesment

Quite often, money is used as the measure of wealth. Consumer demand has a direct impact on supply, i.e. the activity of entrepreneurs. Thus, it is good to understand the correlation between consumption and economic development, whether and how wealth affects the consumption of goods and services and how the consumption pattern is related to both the economic development of countries as well as the wealth of their households.

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