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5.9.2022 | Estonia

Over 13,000 job vacancies in Estonia

Text Maek Taylor
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Over 13,000 job vacancies in Estonia

 

According to Statistics Estonia, there were 13,334 job vacancies in the second quarter of 2022. This is 26 per cent more than in the same quarter last year. 

The total number of vacant and occupied job posts was 637,657. The largest share of these jobs were in manufacturing, trade, and education. The number of job vacancies was the highest in wholesale and retail trade (2,422), education (1,837), and manufacturing (1,705).

“Vacant posts accounted for 2.1 per cent of the total number of posts in the second quarter of this year. 35 per cent of all job vacancies were in the public sector. The rate of job vacancies was the highest in public administration and financial and insurance activities, and the lowest in mining and quarrying,” explained Argo Tarkiainen, an analyst at Statistics Estonia.

Most of the vacant posts were in Harjumaa (80 per cent), including Tallinn city (72 per cent), followed by Tartumaa (5.0 per cent) and Pärnumaa (3.3 per cent). 

In the second quarter, 61,834 persons were hired and 53,515 people left their job. Labour flows are characterised by labour turnover (the total number of engaged employees and employees who left) which was up 18 per cent compared with the second quarter of 2021.

“The number of new hires and the number of employees who left their job were the highest in wholesale and retail trade, manufacturing, and administrative and support service activities. 5,070 employees left their job at the initiative of the employer, which accounted for 9 per cent of all employees who left work,” noted Tarkiainen.

 

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