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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Thursday, 18.10.2018, 23:31

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Estonia's registered unemployment drops to 4.4%

Estonia's registered unemployment drops to 4.4%

10.10.2018

The number of registered unemployed in Estonia was 28,927 at the end of September 2018 and such people made up 4.4% of the total number of workforce from age 16 to retirement age, representing the lowest such ratio so far this year, informs LETA/BNS.

Keyword tags: Analytics, Employment, Estonia, Labour-market, Statistics



Estonian parliament handling bill making it easier for foreigners to establish businesses in Estonia

Estonian parliament handling bill making it easier for foreigners to establish businesses in Estonia

09.10.2018

The Estonian parliament started handling amendments to the Commercial Code, Non-Profit Associations Act and State Fees Act, which would enable to use an account located in any European Economic Area state for establishing a private limited company in Estonia, informs LETA/BNS.

Euro area unemployment at 8.1%

Euro area unemployment at 8.1%

01.10.2018

The euro area (EA19) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 8.1% in August 2018, down from 8.2% in July 2018 and from 9.0% in August 2017. This is the lowest rate recorded in the euro area since November 2008, informed Eurostat.


EAS program for bringing 20 IT workers to Estonia collects 5,530 applications

EAS program for bringing 20 IT workers to Estonia collects 5,530 applications

27.09.2018

The Career Hunt project of the Work in Estonia program of the Enterprise Estonia (EAS) foundation saw 5,530 candidates from 126 countries, of whom 20 will be flown to Estonia to meet the local IT companies here, informs LETA/BNS.

British Cabinet agrees no preference for EU workers after Brexit

British Cabinet agrees no preference for EU workers after Brexit

26.09.2018

People from the EU should face the same immigration rules as those from elsewhere, once the UK has completely left the bloc, the British Cabinet has agreed. The Cabinet unanimously supported a system based on skills rather than nationality, according the BBC reports LETA.


25.09.2018

Survey: 1/5 of salaried employees in Estonia wish to become entrepreneurs

A fifth of Estonian residents who until now have stayed away from business activity wish to become entrepreneurs in the next five years, hoping to have greater flexibility in organizing their work life as well as self-realization and independence from an employer, it appears from a financial monitoring report by pollster Kantar Emor, citing LETA/BNS.

18.09.2018

In the 2nd quarter of 2018, hourly labour costs in Latvia grew by 9.5%

Seasonally non-adjusted data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that, compared to the 2nd quarter of 2017, in the 2nd quarter of 2018 hourly labour costs rose by 76 cents or 9.5%, reaching EUR 8.82. Seasonally adjusted data show sharper rise – of 11.5%.

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