Editorial: hiring people with reduced work capacity is step in right directionOpinion
- Tiit Kuuli: state's best security guarantee is economic wellbeing Estonian Employers’ Confederation new head interviewedEconomyDuring 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.
- Estonians abroad stuck there due to trivialitiesLocal NewsBorn 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.
- Average monthly and hourly gross wages increased in all economic activitiesEconomyAccording 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%.
- Unemployment and employment both decreased in the 1st quarterEconomyAccording 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.
- Rejecting the sewing machine, Estonians embrace computersEconomyIn 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.