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Unemployment in the 1st quarter of 2019

Unemployment in the 1st quarter of 2019

Last update: 06.06.2019
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Publisher: Headquarters Bratislava
Topic: Demographic and social statistics
Domain: Labour
Publish Date: 06.06.2019

Downward rate of the unemployment moderated by 1,3 p.p. to 17,7 %. The number of the unemployed persons, according to the LFSS, decreased, year-on-year, by 34,3 thous. to 159,8 thous. persons. The unemployment rate decreased by 1,3 p.p. to 5,8 % compared with the 1st quarter of 2018. The unemployment of men decreased by 1,2 p.p. to 5,7 % and of women by 1,4 p.p. to 6 %. In quarter-on-quarter comparison (the 1st quarter of 2019 compared with the 4th quarter of 2018), the seasonally adjusted unemployment decreased by 5,5 thous. persons (by 6,6 %) to  158,2 thous. persons.

Unemployment rate

In terms of age structure, the unemployment decreased most considerably in the age group 35-49 (by 10 thous. persons). The year-on-year decrease was recorded also in other age groups, with the exception of age group 55-59, in which the number of the unemployed increased (by 1 thous. persons).

The unemployed persons, who have never had a job, represented 22,5 % of the total unemployment, their share dropped by 4,1 p.p., year-on-year. Regarding economic activity of the last employer, the most persons worked last time in industry (21,2 %), in public administration (7,8 %) and in trade (7,1 %).

The highest number of the unemployed was in Prešovský kraj (42 thous.) and Košický kraj (31,6 thous.). The unemployment decreased in all regions, relatively at most in  Žilinský kraj (by 39,4 %) and Bratislavský kraj (by 39,2 %). The regional unemployment rate ranged from 2 % in Bratislavský kraj to 10,4 % in Prešovský kraj. It dropped, year-on-year, in all regions, the most considerably in Košický (by 2,8 p.p.).

Note: according to Labour Force Sample Survey; definition of unemployment is in accordance with the Commission Regulation (EC) No 1897/2000
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Source: SOSR, DATAcube. [pr0101qs]

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