67 % of Estonians Work in Service Sector

Politics ♦ Published: March 30, 2013; 15:46 ♦ (Vindobona)

According to the data of the 2011 Population and Housing Census (PHC 2011) of Statistics Estonia, 67% of persons employed in Estonia worked in service sector, 29% in industrial sector and only 4% in primary sector.

67 % of Estonians Work in Service Sector / Picture: © Vindobona.org

Compared to the previous Population Census, the number of persons employed in service sector has increased by nearly 43,000 persons, but the primary sector (agriculture, hunting, forestry and fishing) and industrial sector have both lost over 10,000 workers.

As of 31.12.2011, 561,138 persons employed were enumerated in Estonia. Although the population number has decreased…