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Thousands of Ukrainian refugees have not found jobs in Estonia

Jun 5, 2023

As of June 4, 5064 Ukrainian refugees were registered with the Unemployment Insurance Fund in Estonia.

This is reported by Postimees.

It is noted that Ukrainian refugees account for 10.2% of all registered unemployed.

Women make up 76.7% and men 23.3% of those registered and granted international refugee protection.


11% belong to the 16-24 age group, 74.1% to the 25-54 age group, and 14.9% are over 55 years old.

62.9% of registered Ukrainian refugees have higher education, 13.1% have special education, 18.9% have no special education, and 5.2% have no known education.

In the latter specialty, the largest number of registered workers are in the service and trade sector - 19.7%, 14.9% are general laborers, 14.3% are higher-level specialists, and 10.6% are technicians and middle-level specialists. 13.1% have no work experience.

In total, 70.5% of those registered as unemployed receive benefits or compensation.

Author - Olena Madiak, 05/06/2023

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