Wages and salaries and labour costs

The number of job vacancies in Estonia remains over 10,000

news release no 73

According to Statistics Estonia, in the 1st quarter of 2019, there were approximately 11,450 job vacancies in the enterprises, institutions and organisations of Estonia. This trend has continued since the 1st quarter of 2017.

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In the 1st quarter, the average wages and salaries were 1,341 euros

news release no 65

According to Statistics Estonia, in the 1st quarter of 2019, the average monthly gross wages and salaries increased by 7.9% compared to the 1st quarter of 2018. In the 1st quarter of 2019, the average hourly gross wages and salaries were 7.90 euros, which is 7% more than in the 1st quarter of 2018.

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The number of job vacancies remains over 10,000

news release no 30

According to Statistics Estonia, in the 4th quarter of 2018, there were approximately 10,500 job vacancies in the enterprises, institutions and organisations of Estonia. The number of job vacancies has exceeded 10,000 since the 1st quarter of 2017.

The rate of job vacancies by economic activity, 4th quarter, 2017–2018

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In 2018, the average monthly gross wages and salaries were 1,310 euros

news release no 24

According to Statistics Estonia, in 2018, the average monthly gross wages and salaries of enterprises, institutions and organisations were 1,310 euros, having increased by 7.3% compared to 2017. The average monthly gross wages and salaries increased in all economic activities, being the highest in the 2nd and 4th quarters.

Average monthly gross wages and salaries per employee by economic activity, 2017–2018

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In the 3rd quarter, the number of job vacancies remained around 11,400

news release no 130

According to Statistics Estonia, in the 3rd quarter of 2018, there were approximately 11,400 job vacancies in the enterprises, institutions and organisations of Estonia. Compared to the 2nd quarter of 2018, the number of job vacancies remained at the same level. However, compared to the 3rd quarter of 2017, the number of job vacancies decreased by 10%. The number of job vacancies has exceeded 10,000 since the 1st quarter of 2017.

The rate of job vacancies by economic activity, 3rd quarter, 2017–2018

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In the 3rd quarter, the growth of average wages and salaries accelerated

news release no 121

According to Statistics Estonia, in the 3rd quarter of 2018, the average monthly gross wages and salaries of enterprises, institutions and organisations were 1,291 euros, having increased by 7.5% compared to the 3rd quarter of 2017. The year-on-year growth in average monthly gross wages and salaries was 1.1 percentage points faster than in the previous quarter.

Average monthly gross wages and salaries per employee by economic activity, 3rd quarter, 2017–2018

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In the 2nd quarter, the number of job vacancies increased

news release no 97

According to Statistics Estonia, in the 2nd quarter of 2018, there were approximately 11,400 job vacancies in the enterprises, institutions and organisations of Estonia. Compared to the 1st quarter of 2018, the number of job vacancies increased by 8%. However, compared to the 2nd quarter of 2017, the number of job vacancies decreased by 5%. The number of job vacancies has exceeded 10,000 since the 1st quarter of 2017.

The rate of job vacancies by economic activity, 2nd quarter, 2017–2018

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In the 2nd quarter, the growth of average wages and salaries slowed down

news release no 88

According to Statistics Estonia, in the 2nd quarter of 2018, the average monthly gross wages and salaries were 1,321 euros, having increased by 6.4% compared to the 2nd quarter of 2017. The year-on-year growth in average monthly gross wages and salaries was 1.3 percentage points slower than in the previous quarter.

Average monthly gross wages and salaries per employee and the change by economic activity, 2nd quarter, 2017–2018

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Highest average monthly gross wages in information and communication

Eesti Statistika Kvartalikiri. 2/18. Quarterly Bulletin of Statistics Estonia (p. 20)
Jaan Õmblus

2017 was a good year for employees. The average monthly gross wages and salaries increased by 6.5% year on year to 1,221 euros, having amounted to 1,146 euros a year earlier. On average, an employee received an additional 75 euros per month in 2017. A year earlier, the average monthly gross wages and salaries increased by 7.6%, denoting an increase in average wages from 1,065 euros to 1,146 euros – a nominal increase of 81 euros per month.

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The number of job vacancies at the level of previous quarter

news release no 67

According to Statistics Estonia, there were nearly 10,600 job vacancies in the enterprises, institutions and organisations of Estonia in the 1st quarter of 2018. The number of job vacancies did not change compared to the previous quarter but decreased by 6% compared to the 1st quarter of 2017. The number of job vacancies has exceeded 10,000 in the past five quarters.

Rate of job vacancies by economic activity, 1st quarter, 2017–2018

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