Estonia's unemployment rate ticked lower to 5.6 percent in Q3 of 2022 from 5.7 percent in the corresponding period last year. The number of unemployed edged up 0.7 thousand to 40.6 thousand, while the number of employed increased by 22.5 thousand to 680.1 thousand. There were 21.2 thousand men unemployed, down from 23.1 thousand a year earlier. At the same time, there were 19.5 thousand women unemployed, up from 16.8 thousand previously. The labor force participation rate increased to 73.7 percent from 71.5 percent a year earlier, while the employment rate went up to 69.5 percent from 67.4. In Q2 of 2022, the jobless rate was at 5.8 percent. source: Statistics Estonia

Unemployment Rate in Estonia averaged 7.99 percent from 1989 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 19.50 percent in the first quarter of 2010 and a record low of 0.50 percent in the second quarter of 1989. This page provides - Estonia Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Estonia Unemployment Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2022.

Unemployment Rate in Estonia is expected to be 5.30 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Estonia Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 5.50 percent in 2023 and 5.40 percent in 2024, according to our econometric models.

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Estonia Unemployment Rate



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-08-15 05:00 AM Q2 5.8% 5.5% 5.1%
2022-11-15 06:00 AM Q3 5.6% 5.8% 5.5%


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Unemployment Rate 5.60 5.80 percent Sep 2022
Unemployed Persons 48.42 47.40 Thousand Oct 2022
Employed Persons 684.30 677.00 Thousand Sep 2022
Wages 1679.00 1693.00 EUR/Month Sep 2022
Wages in Manufacturing 1640.00 1642.00 EUR/Month Sep 2022
Wage Growth 10.10 8.10 percent Jun 2022
Population 1.33 1.33 Million Dec 2021
Labor Force Participation Rate 73.70 73.10 percent Sep 2022
Employment Rate 69.50 68.80 percent Sep 2022

Estonia Unemployment Rate
In Estonia, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.60 5.80 19.50 0.50 1989 - 2022 percent Quarterly

News Stream
Estonian Jobless Rate Falls to 5.6% in Q3
Estonia's unemployment rate ticked lower to 5.6 percent in Q3 of 2022 from 5.7 percent in the corresponding period last year. The number of unemployed edged up 0.7 thousand to 40.6 thousand, while the number of employed increased by 22.5 thousand to 680.1 thousand. There were 21.2 thousand men unemployed, down from 23.1 thousand a year earlier. At the same time, there were 19.5 thousand women unemployed, up from 16.8 thousand previously. The labor force participation rate increased to 73.7 percent from 71.5 percent a year earlier, while the employment rate went up to 69.5 percent from 67.4. In Q2 of 2022, the jobless rate was at 5.8 percent.
2022-11-15
Estonian Jobless Rate Falls to 5.8% in Q2
Estonia's unemployment rate declined to 5.8 percent in the second quarter of 2022 from 6.9 percent in the corresponding period last year. The number of unemployed decreased by 5.6 thousand to 41.7 thousand while the number of employed increased by 31.6 thousand to 673.5 thousand. There were 23,7 thousand unemployed men and 18 thousand were women. The labor force participation rate increased to 73.1 percent from 70.6 percent in the same period of 2021 while the employment rate climbed to 68.8 percent from 65.8 percent. In the first quarter 2022, the jobless rate was at 5.5 percent.
2022-08-15
Estonian Jobless Rate Falls to 5.5% in Q1
Estonia's unemployment rate decreased to 5.5 percent in the first quarter of 2022 from 7.1 percent in the corresponding period last year. The number of unemployed dropped by 9.2 thousand to 39.6 thousand while the number of employed increased by 24.8 thousand to 675.3 thousand. There were 21,6 thousand unemployed men and 18 thousand unemployed women. The labor force participation rate increased to 73.1 percent from 70.9 percent in the same period of 2021 while the employment rate advanced to 69 percent from 65.9 percent. In the fourth quarter 2021, the jobless rate was at 5.2 percent.
2022-05-16