Czechia continues to record lowest unemployment in EU

Published: 07.06.2023 Related countries:  Sweden Sweden

The survey´s data in May shows that the unemployment in Czechia is remaining the lowest within th whole European Union.

The highest demand for new employees was in the Czech capital.

Unemployment in the Czech Republic fell by 0.1 percent to 3.6 percent in May, with 261,700 people out of work, according to the Labor Office of the Czech Republic.

The number of vacant jobs remained at 284,500, the same as in April. This follows a trend of decreasing unemployment in the country; last May, unemployment was 3.3 percent. According to the most recent data from Eurostat, the Czech Republic has the lowest unemployment rate in the EU, with a rate of 2.6 percent in April, compared to the EU average of 6.1 percent.

Many of those who were previously unemployed found work in retail and wholesale trade, civil engineering, education, plant and animal production, or seasonal work in construction, gastronomy, tourism, agriculture, horticulture, forestry, and spas.

“As far as low unemployment is concerned, we still hold the best position in Europe. This gives us a certain confidence that the Czech economy has solid foundations and is able to face current challenges. The numbers show that the outlook for the future is also optimistic in terms of unemployment," said Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Marian Jurečka.

Employers offered 284,530 job vacancies, with an average of 0.9 applicants per position. The highest demand was for building construction workers, forklift operators, warehouse workers, assembly workers, truck and tractor drivers, cooks, bricklayers, masons, stove makers and tilers, and cleaners. The highest demand for new employees was in Prague and the Central Bohemia region, with around 79,000 and 58,000 job vacancies, respectively.

Prepared by the team from the foreign office CzechTrade Scandinavia.
Source: ČTK,