Editorial: hiring people with reduced work capacity is step in right direction
Unavoidably, Estonia's working age population is graying and shrinking. Some predictions say we will have a whopping 160,000 people less on labour market in just one generation.
Wage rise eats into company profits
While corporate profits shrunk by 12 percent in first quarter wages rose by eight percent, Statistical Office reported yesterday.
07.06.2016, Marge TubalkainPM
Tiit Kuuli: state's best security guarantee is economic wellbeing
During his long career, construction company Oma Ehitaja chairman Tiit Kuuli has not been in media too often but now the post presents a responsibility. He remains modest however and says that in a representative body with 15 professional associations and 15 top managers featured, the role of an individual must not be exaggerated.
07.03.2016, Kadri HansaluPM
National Audit Office dissatisfied with governmental efforts to develop economy
The chronic ills of Estonian economy have been overshadowed by positiveness of macroeconomic indicators but haven't gone anywhere, Auditor General Alar Karis writes in annual report.
24.11.2015, Kadri HansaluPM
Editorial: counting the blessings of dwelling in Estonia
This is the day to think about what makes one happy. As you read this, the planet is celebrating International Day of Happiness.
Unemployment fund head: employers should boost attractiveness
For several years running, disarray is order of the day at Estonian labour market – on the one hand, entrepreneurs converged in Tallinn and Harju County lack labourers; on the other, in several rural regions joblessness remains an issue.
19.03.2015, Kadri HansaluPM
Editorial: injuries claiming Estonian lives
In 2013, we had 147,790 injured people treated by doctors in Estonia. Due to various injuries, 958 perished. A glance at European statistics shows the picture as among the saddest on the continent. Especially so with men.
Estonians abroad stuck there due to trivialities
Born in Stockholm and in Estonia since age of three, Illimar Lepik von Wirén (25), an EU Master’s student at University of Tartu European College, is back from a 15-days trip to major European and North-American cities to meet Estonians abroad and find out what keeps them there. And when they intend to return.
26.02.2015, Priit PulleritsPM
In the 2nd quarter, average monthly gross wages exceeded 1,000 euros
According to Statistics Estonia, in the 2nd quarter of 2014, the average monthly gross wages and salaries were 1,023 euros and increased 4.8% compared to the 2nd quarter of the previous year.
State temptation fails to woo
€7,600 grant can’t tempt a young jurist to toil in Ida-Viru County.
11.08.2014, Oliver KundPM
Entrepreneurs esteem the loyalty of disabled staff
By the current salary system, the disabled aren’t motivated to work, says Mare Enniste, personnel manager in building company Seve – one to hire the deaf.
06.08.2014, Anette ParkseppPM
Reform rush results in governmental quarrel
Two weeks ago, social ministry priced assessment of work capacity at €250 per person. Now, it’s €50 and €100.
10.06.2014, Anneli AmmasPM
Average monthly and hourly gross wages increased in all economic activities
According to Statistics Estonia, in the 1st quarter of 2014, the average monthly gross wages and salaries were 966 euros and the average hourly gross wages and salaries were 6.02 euros. Compared to the 1st quarter of 2013, the average monthly gross wages and salaries increased 7.3% and the average hourly gross wages and salaries increased 6.9%.
Migrant workers bless Estonia with hundreds of millions of euros
At an Eesti Pank seminar last week, a central bank economist Orsolya Soosaar said free movement of workers strategy was aimed at achieving maximally inclusive economic growth, boost overall employment, and enhance use of the existing labour force.
16.05.2014, Tõnis OjaPM
Unemployment and employment both decreased in the 1st quarter
According to Statistics Estonia, unemployed persons numbered 57,000 and the unemployment rate was 8.5% in the 1st quarter of 2014. The number of both the unemployed and the employed decreased. For the first time since 2010, the number of unemployed persons decreased compared to the same quarter of the previous year.
German study lists Estonia’s strengths and weaknesses
Estonia is the most sustainably governed post-Soviet country and ahead of several long-term democracies, shows a fresh study by Bertelsmann Foundation.
08.04.2014, Oliver KundPM
Rejecting the sewing machine, Estonians embrace computers
In 2004, Estonia joined the European Union. Boosted by EU aid, our economic indicators started to even up with these of wealthy states. Over the ten years, a lot has changed in the Estonian life. What, then, has been the impact on economic structure? As attested by Statistical Office labour force studies: though more and more Estonians move from workbenches to office tables, the major employing sectors of economy remain the same.
27.03.2014, Kadri InselbergPM
Editorial: labour policy + education policy = family policy
Too often, in Estonia, family policy is only viewed as payments of benefits. No doubt, family benefits are important; even so, never will Estonia be so rich that kids’ wellbeing could depend on state budget alone.