According to Estonia statistics, there were 8,689 job vacancies in the third quarter of 2020, with education (1,501), manufacturing (1,202) and retail (1,158) being the largest sectors.
The agency added that the combined positions filled and vacant totaled 607,125, representing a vacancy rate of 1.4 percent. Over 40 percent of those vacancies were in the public sector, the agency says.
Argo Tarkiainen, an analyst at Statistics Estonia, said: “The number of job vacancies was highest in education and lowest in agriculture, as well as in mining and quarries.”
By region, Harju County had the lion’s share of vacancies, 78 percent of the total (two-thirds of the total were in Tallinn itself). Tartu County held 6.1 percent of the vacancies while Ida-Viru County held 4.6 percent. The three counties together make up around two thirds of the Estonian population.
In relation to the total, the vacancy rate was highest in Harju and Valga counties and lowest in Põlva county.
57,463 employees were hired in the third quarter of 2020. During the same period, 59,924 people left the country.
Labor turnover (the sum of employees plus those who left employment) decreased 1 percent year over year from the third quarter of 2020, according to Statistics Estonia.
“Both the number of new hires and the number of workers who left work were greatest in wholesale, retail, manufacturing and education. 8,368 workers left their jobs at the initiative of employers, which is 14 percent of all Workers who have left work. ” “Argo Tarkiainen continued.
More detailed data can be found here, and the Estonia Statistics section on wages, salaries and labor costs can be found here.
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