Social life

More and more men receiving parental benefit

news release no 78
The news release was corrected on 29.06.2020. Please consider the figure marked in red as correct.

According to Statistics Estonia, 27,989 women and 3,920 men received parental benefit in Estonia in 2019. The average monthly parental benefit paid to men was a third higher than that paid to women.

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Museum attendance continues to increase

news release no 62

According to Statistics Estonia, in 2019, Estonian museums were visited slightly more than 3.5 million times, which is 100,000 visits more than the year before.

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In the first quarter, part-time employment increased

news release no 61

According to Statistics Estonia, in the first quarter of 2020, the labour force participation rate in Estonia was 71.7%, the employment rate was 68.1%, and the unemployment rate was 5%. These indicators do not yet reflect the negative impact of the emergency situation on the Estonian labour market.

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In 2019, the average monthly gross income increased for the ninth year in a row

news release no 60

According to Statistics Estonia, in 2019, the average monthly gross income per employee was 1,317 euros, which is 83 euros more than in 2018. The monthly gross income increased by 6.7% year on year.

In 2019, the average monthly gross income increased for the ninth year in a row

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Expenditure on food and dwelling account for a third of the household budget

news release no 52
The news release was corrected on 27.04.2020. Please consider the text marked in red as correct.

According to Statistics Estonia, in 2019, a household member spent an average of 489 euros per month, which is 81 euros more than in 2016. The share of compulsory expenditure, i.e. unavoidable food and dwelling expenses in the household budget has decreased by 3% in three years.

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Last year, 59,000 amateurs sang in choirs and danced in folk groups

news release no 48

According to Statistics Estonia, in 2019, there were 82,500 amateurs of folk culture in Estonia. 59,000 of them sang in choirs or danced in folk dance groups. The most folk culture amateurs per thousand inhabitants were in Võru county and the least in Ida-Viru county.

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Working part-time continues to be popular

news release no 18

According to Statistics Estonia, in 2019, the labour force participation rate was 71.6%, the employment rate was 68.4% and the unemployment rate was 4.4%. The annual average number of persons active in the labour market was 702,600 and persons employed numbered 671,300.

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284,300 Estonian residents at risk of poverty in 2018

news release no 159

According to Statistics Estonia, 21.7% of the Estonian population lived at risk of poverty and 2.4% lived in absolute poverty in 2018. Compared to 2017, the share of people at risk of poverty decreased by 0.2 percentage points and the share of those living in absolute poverty by 0.3 percentage points.

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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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