Estonian Statistical Office vacancies and jobs statistics show that nearly 100,000 jobs have disappeared from Estonia in four years, since the fourth quarter of 2008.
There were altogether 621,793 vacancies and jobs in Estonia in the first quarter of 2008 and in the first quarter of this year, there w re 522,826, by 98,968 or 16% less.
The largest amount of jobs have disappeared from construction (-42%), real estate (-29%), arts, entertainment and leisure (-26%), manufacturing industry (-25%), electric energy and gas supply (-20%), wholesale and retail trade (-19%).
The only sector where a considerable amount of jobs have been added (nearly 10%) is information and communications sector. Other sectors where jobs have been added are public administration (2%) and support activities spheres (4%).
Nearly 100,000 jobs have disappeared from Estonia in 4 years