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Summary

Emigration and working abroad are severely affecting the labour market as the population overall is declining.

Key facts:

  • Estonian’s employment rate was 73% in 2013 – bypassing the 2015 target (72%) and slightly below the national EU2020 target of 76%.
  • The numbers of working-age population as well as youth entering the labour market are continuously decreasing.
  • Employment grew primarily in services, which increased the dominance of the tertiary sector compared to other sectors.
  • Emigration and working abroad are severely affecting the labour market as the population overall is declining.
  • There is a growing demand for high-skilled labour in Estonia – while the local labour market and education system will face difficulties to meet the expected demand, the issue of attracting foreign talents has become more important.

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