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Eurobarometer: Estonians, Latvians, Lithuanians are more optimistic

  • 2012-01-30

TALLINN - The Eurobarometer survey revealed that Estonians are among the six most optimistic nations in Europe, reports LETA/Delfi.ee.

While majority of Europeans believe that the worst is still to come in the employment situation, Estonians, Latvians and Lithuanians are not quite that pessimistic.

The Eurobarometer survey asked residents whether the highest point of the impact of the crisis on employment rate is already over or still ahead. 68 percent of Europeans believe that the worst is yet to come while in Estonia 55 percent share the same belief. In Latvia, this indicator was 58 and in Lithuania, 61 percent.

People in Portugal are the most pessimistic – 84 percent of the population believes that the most difficult days are still ahead. People in the United Kingdom and in Cyprus are also very pessimistic.

In Estonia, 40 percent of people believe that the crisis will no longer have an impact on the employment rate.