Estonia - Long term unemployment at 20-year low - February 28, 2019

According to new data from Statistics Estonia unemployment continued to fall over the past ten years, with long-term unemployment at a 20-year low. With an average of 5% in most age groups, unemployment in the country lies below the EU average unemployment rate of 7%. However, the number of underemployed workers- people who work part-time but want to work more hours- has increased. Part-time work is also on the rise with a record high at 82,000 part-time workers in 2018.

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