Updates: 08.04.2022 09:07
Released: 08.04.2022, 09:03
Prague – Unemployment in the Czech Republic fell by a tenth of a percentage point to 3.4 percent in March. There were 252,873 people without a job, about 10,500 less than in the previous month. Employers offered 360,168 vacancies, the number of which fell slightly. This follows from data published today by the Labor Office of the Czech Republic. Last March, unemployment in the Czech Republic was 4.2 percent.
With the arrival of spring, seasonal work begins. “Employers are currently looking for general employees in, among other things, agriculture, forestry, construction and logistics. They are also interested in skilled craftsmen and production workers. CR Viktor Najmon.
According to the office, the situation in the coming months will depend, among other things, on the development of the pandemic situation and also on the war in Ukraine. According to available data, more than 12,600 Ukrainians have joined employers in the Czech Republic since the Russian invasion began. It is most often in a position in production, logistics or services. There are currently almost 8400 more Ukrainian refugees in the records of labor offices.
According to Najmon, it is still true that mainly women with children come to the Czech Republic, who primarily deal with the provision of care for children and accommodation. Finally, they are interested in the possibility of earning. They are looking for more short-term employment because they believe they will return home soon. “Therefore, even if they have a higher or specialized qualification, they are also interested in manual professions. With regard to children, they also prefer one-shift job opportunities,” Najmon added.
The highest unemployment was in March in the Ústí Region, where it reached 5.2 percent. It was five percent in the Moravian-Silesian Region and four percent in the Karlovy Vary Region. On the contrary, the lowest unemployment rate remains in the Pardubice Region, where the share of unemployed people was 2.4 percent. This is followed by Prague, southern Bohemia and the Zlín region, where the unemployment rate is 2.6 percent.
Among the districts, the highest share of unemployed people in the Karviná region is 8.4 percent. It is 6.4 percent in the Most region, 6.3 percent in the Bruntál region and 6.2 percent in the Chomutov region. On the contrary, in the district of Prague-East the unemployment rate is 1.1 percent, the lowest in the Czech Republic. The districts of Prague-West, Pelhřimov, Benešov and Rychnov nad Kněžnou also fell below two percent.
On average, there are 0.7 applicants per job in the Czech Republic. It is the most in the Karviná region, with 9.5 applicants. The most frequently unemployed were job seekers with lower qualifications, especially those with maturity without maturity and with a basic education.
Unemployment in Prague:
|March 2021||February 2022||March 2022|
|Share of unemployed (in pct.)||3.7||2.7||2.6|
|Number of unemployed||33,612 th most common||25,444 th most common||24,612 th most common|
|Number of available unemployed aged 15-64||31,687 th most common||23,148 th most common||22,292 th most common|
|Number of vacancies||89,385 th most common||91,403 th most common||93,541 th most common|
Source: Labor Office of the Czech Republic