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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Sunday, 26.05.2019, 20:33

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The number of unemployed persons is falling in Estonia in Q1 2019

The number of unemployed persons is falling in Estonia in Q1 2019

20.05.2019

According to Statistics Estonia, in the 1st quarter of 2019, the labour force participation rate was 70.8%, the employment rate 67.5% and the unemployment rate 4.7%. The labour force participation rate and the employment rate remained at a similar level compared to the same quarter of the previous year. The unemployment rate, however, decreased by 2.1 percentage points.

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



The labour market is doing well with low unemployment and increasing employment

The labour market is doing well with low unemployment and increasing employment

17.05.2019

Employment increased by 1.7% in the first quarter of 2019, while unemployment was at 4.7%, which is very low. Although a fall in confidence in foreign trading partners indicates the economy may be cooling, this has not yet had any notable impact on the Estonian labour market. The labour force survey shows that employment increased in the service sector and fell in the industrial sector.

Illegal employment increased in Latvia last year - study

Illegal employment increased in Latvia last year - study

16.05.2019

According to the latest study on the shadow economy situation in Latvia, there was an increase in illegal employment in Latvia last year.


Several executives of Latvijas Dzelzcels rail company likely to be replaced

Several executives of Latvijas Dzelzcels rail company likely to be replaced

07.05.2019

Several members of Latvijas Dzelzcels (LDz, Latvian Railways) national rail company’s management board, including CEO Edvins Berzins, are likely to be replaced soon, according to LETA’s sources.

Estonian companies are less optimistic in their employment growth expectations

Estonian companies are less optimistic in their employment growth expectations

24.04.2019

Growth in the economy was faster in Estonia in the second half of 2018 than expected, and as a result, demand for labour increased. The labour market remained hot: wage growth picked up pace, people switched jobs often, and corporate data said employment grew. However, the labour market is expected to cool down somewhat over the course of 2019 along with a slowdown in economic growth.


24.04.2019

Turku attracts international top professionals to Finland with a unique campaign

There is a severe shortage of experienced coders, engineers and other top professionals in technology fields in Turku. To solve this problem, Turku announces a global Talent Call Turku campaign. The campaign is organized by Turku Science Park Ltd and the City of Turku in cooperation with Business Finland, BC informed the capmaign organizers.

23.04.2019

Job portal: Avg pay in seasonal jobs in Estonia up to EUR 1,268 a month

The number of offers of seasonal work in Estonia has rocketed up and the offered pay for such work ranges from 888 euros to 1,268 euros, the job portal CVKeskus said on Tuesday, citing LETA/BNS.

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