Labour market » Labor force participation rate of young (15–26 y. o.) people: Labour force participation rate of young (15–26 y. o.) people by level of education

Labour force participation rate / activity rate of young (15–26 y. o.) people – the share of the youth (15–26 y. o.) labour force (total number of the employed and unemployed) in the working-age population.

Below upper secondary education 0–2
less than primary education 0, primary education 1
basic education 2A
vocational education for youngsters without basic education 2C
Upper secondary education 3
general secondary education 3A
vocational secondary education based on basic education 3B
professional secondary education based on basic education 3A
vocational training based on basic education 3C
Post-secondary non-tertiary education 4
vocational secondary education based on secondary education 4B
Tertiary education 5–6
academic higher education (Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree) 5A
professional higher education (professional higher education, diploma study, vocational higher education) 5B
professional secondary education based on secondary education 5B
Doctor’al degree 6

Unit: percent

Disaggregated by: year, level of education

Source: Statistics Estonia, Estonian Labour Force Survey (LFS)

Note: The data for 2000–2012 has been revised based on corrected population numbers from Estonian Office of Statistics. More information regarding methodology of labour force survey calculations is available here: http://www.stat.ee/76254 (Estonian language)

Year
Level of education (labour market) 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Total 43,3 43 44,7 47,1 46,2 45,5 47,8 48,3 47 47,7 51,1 50,9 52,7
Primary education or lower 21,4 21,4 24,6 24,3 23,8 21,6 23,1 24,6 22,6 22,9 23,2 24,4 24,5
Secondary education, post-secondary level and tertiary education 56,7 58 58,6 64,9 60,7 59,9 60,4 59,9 57,5 59,3 64,6 66,5 69,6
Higher education 84,4 83,8 82,9 78,4 77,9 74,5 78,3 78,3 82 81,6 85,6 77,7 85,2