Unemployment in the Czech Republic remained at 3.6% in June, vacancies fell again

by   CIJ News iDesk III
2024-07-09   09:35
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The unemployment rate in the Czech Republic remained steady at 3.6 percent in May. By the end of June, 272,684 people were unemployed, a decrease of 1,638 from the previous month. Job vacancies dropped by 2,965 to 263,552, continuing the trend of fewer job openings than job seekers for the seventh consecutive month. Last June, the unemployment rate was slightly lower at 3.4 percent.

According to the Labour Office, the seasonal factors that typically reduce the unemployment rate had already played out by June, resulting in no significant change from May. “We did not see any major change in the unemployment rate for June. The unemployment rate remains very low, even the lowest in the whole EU,” stated Labour and Social Affairs Minister Marian Jurečka (KDU-ČSL).

In June, the highest unemployment rate was recorded in the Ústí nad Labem Region at 5.9 percent, while Prague and the Vysočina Region had the lowest rates at 2.7 percent. Among individual districts, Most had the highest unemployment at 8.4 percent, and the Prague-East district had the lowest at 1.4 percent.

On average, there was about one jobseeker per job vacancy in June. The Karviná region had the highest number of job seekers per position at 10.3, while the Mladá Boleslav region had the lowest at 0.2 applicants per job.

The total number of people registered with labour offices includes those unable to start work immediately, such as individuals in retraining courses, women on maternity leave, prisoners, and those on sick leave. In June, there were 250,337 available job seekers aged between 15 and 64 who were ready to start work immediately.

Source: CTK

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