Estonia - Labour market analysis shows mixed results - August 31, 2016

An economist blog analyses how the labour market has improved despite the fact that unemployment has increased. Figures from Statistics Estonia show unemployment was 6.5% in the second quarter of 2016 and employment was 2.6% higher than a year earlier. Not all data sources indicate an increase in employment. Compared to the figures from the labour force survey, data from the Tax and Customs Board on the number of people receiving wages were slightly more pessimistic, as this number fell by 0.4% in the second quarter of 2016 compared to the same time a year ago.

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