Highest employment rate in Estonia for the last 20 years
Labor market indicators improved throughout the most of 2017
- February 26, 2018 19:00
- Olya Georgieva
Estonia's unemployment rate fell to 5.3% in the fourth quarter of 2017 from 6.6% in the same period last year. With this decrease in the unemployment rate, Estonia is entering in the top ten European Union members with best unemployment rate. The EU-28 unemployment rate was 7.3% in December 2017
Compared to the labor market indicators in 2016, almost all of them improved throughout the most of 2017. Even though these positive changes, there are still significant differences in labor market indicators by place of residence, sex and ethnic nationality. In 2017, the highest employment rate was recorded in Harju County - 74. %. The difference with the lowest employment rate recorded in East-Viru County - 53.9%, is over 20%.
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