The Czech Republic witnessed a decline in unemployment by a tenth of a point to 3.5% in February

Published: 08.03.2022 Related countries:  United Kingdom United Kingdom

Unemployment in the Czech Republic fell in February, with 263,433 jobseekers out of work, some 3,600 fewer than in the previous month. Last February, the unemployment rate was 4.3 percent and in February 2020, before the start of the coronavirus pandemic, it hovered at three percent.

The decline notwithstanding, the number of job vacancies soared. The Labour Office of the Czech Republic announced that 363,917 jobs were offered by Czech employers in February, down from about 12,200 in January.

"As far as the outlook for the next few months is concerned, everything will depend on the current pandemic situation and the related security measures taken. The war conflict in Ukraine will most presumably have a significant impact on the future development," said Viktor Najmon, director-general of the Labour Office of the Czech Republic. Mr. Najmon also emphasised that the Office in question had been working in liaison with employers who were offering vacancies for immigrants from Ukraine and approaching others to ask if they were interested in hiring them. Likewise, employers have been also contacting the Labour Office of the Czech Republic and reporting new jobs, in the wake of recent state affairs. "At the moment we are registering almost 13,000 such positions," he added.

Source: Czech News Agency