Future employment growth (in %) in Estonia in 2016-2030 across sectors

In 2016 the employment rate in Estonia was 76.45% compared to 70.99% in EU

During the period 2011-2016 the size of employment in Estonia changed by 6.87% compared to 3.73% in EU .

Sectors with the largest share in employment in Estonia in 2016 

  • Manufacturing 18.72%
  • Wholesale & retail trade 12.98%
  • Construction 8.98% 
  • Education 8.94%
  • Transport & storage 7.89% 

Occupations with the largest share in employment in Estonia in 2016:  

  • Drivers & vehicle operators 6.65%
  • Technical managers 6.56%
  • Construction workers 5.43% 
  • Teaching professionals 5.33%
  • Office associate professionals 5.19%

Sectors expected to have the strongest employment change over the period 2016-2030 in Estonia:

  • ICT services 34.73%
  • Professional services 16.00%
  • Water and waste treatment 15.72% 
  • Energy supply services 15.09% 
  • Arts & recreation 11.14% 

Occupations expected to have the largest numbers of job openings in Estonia over the period 2016-2030:

  • Teaching professionals 26,333
  • Drivers & vehicle operators 24,467
  • Office associate professionals 22,115
  • Care workers 18,565
  • Technical managers 17,942

Employment share of occupations (%) in Estonia (2011-2016 comparison)

Education profile (%) of the working age population in Estonia (2011-2016 comparison)

Age profile (%) of the working age population in Estonia (2011-2016 comparison)

Future employment growth (% change) across occupations in Estonia compared to EU in 2016-2030