Czech vacancy rate the highest in the EU

Published: 29.09.2020 Related countries:  Belgium Belgium

Despite a slight rise in unemployment rate, the Czech Republic has the most vacant posts

According to data published by Eurostat, the vacancy rate of the Czech Republic was the highest among all the EU Member States in the second quarter of 2020. The job vacancy rate measures the proportion of total posts that are vacant. Data show that the vacancy rate reached 5.4% in the Czech Republic, followed by Belgium (3.1%) and Austria (2.6%), while the lowest rate was recorded in Greece (0.3%), Ireland, Spain, Poland, Portugal and Romania (all countries 0.7%). Overall, the vacancy rate reached 1.6% in the second quarter of 2020, both in the euro area and in the whole EU. In the euro area and the EU as a whole, this is a decrease of 0.3% compared to the previous quarter, while a year-on-year comparison with the second quarter of 2019 shows a decrease of 0.7%.