Unemployment in Slovakia has risen, but still remains below five percent

The registered unemployment rate reached 4.98% in January this year. It thus decreased by 0.28 percentage point (pp) year-on-year. The Center for Labor, Social Affairs and the Family (ÚPSVR) of the Slovak Republic informed about it on Thursday.

Compared to December, unemployment increased by 0.06 pp of Disposable job seekers were down by 4.95% year-on-year, their number decreased for 137,087 people.

The unemployment rate calculated from the total number of applicants reached in January according to the ÚPSVR 6.13%. Year-on-year, it decreased by 0.29 pp Total the number of applicants decreased by 4.21% to 168,757 persons.

From a regional point of view, the highest rate of registered unemployment in the first month of the year, the Prešov Region recorded 8.29%. Unemployment the Banská Bystrica region was also above the Slovak average with 6.67% and the Košice region region with 7.67%. The lowest was in the Trnava region, where it reached 2.68%.

The highest registered unemployment rate from individual districts was in the district of Kežmarok (15.43%). On the contrary, the lowest was reached by the district of Nitra (1,92 %).

At the end of January 2020, labor offices in Slovakia registered 90,894 vacancies. Most of them were in the Bratislava region, a to 26.968 places. On the other hand, the lowest number of vacancies was in the Košice Region, only 5108.

The registered unemployment rate reached 4.98% in January this year. It thus decreased by 0.28 percentage point (pp) year-on-year. The Center for Labor, Social Affairs and the Family (ÚPSVR) of the Slovak Republic informed about it on Thursday.

Compared to December, unemployment increased by 0.06 pp of Disposable job seekers were down by 4.95% year-on-year, their number decreased for 137,087 people.

The unemployment rate calculated from the total number of applicants reached in January according to the ÚPSVR 6.13%. Year-on-year, it decreased by 0.29 pp Total the number of applicants decreased by 4.21% to 168,757 persons.

From a regional point of view, the highest rate of registered unemployment in the first month of the year, the Prešov Region recorded 8.29%. Unemployment the Banská Bystrica region was also above the Slovak average with 6.67% and the Košice region region with 7.67%. The lowest was in the Trnava region, where it reached 2.68%.

The highest registered unemployment rate from individual districts was in the district of Kežmarok (15.43%). On the contrary, the lowest was reached by the district of Nitra (1,92 %).

At the end of January 2020, labor offices in Slovakia registered 90,894 vacancies. Most of them were in the Bratislava region, a to 26.968 places. On the other hand, the lowest number of vacancies was in the Košice Region, only 5108.