Employment Department. Photo: archive
Unemployment in Prague fell to 2.8 percent in October, having stagnated at 3.1 percent three months earlier. At the end of last month, 27,808 people were looking for work, 231 less than in September. There were three times as many vacancies in the capital, employers offered 85,989 of them, 256 more month-on-month. This follows from data published by the Labor Office of the Czech Republic on Wednesday. Last October, the unemployment rate in Prague was 3.1 percent.
In the whole of the Czech Republic, unemployment fell by 0.1 percentage point month-on-month to 3.5 percent in October. The highest unemployment was in the Ústí Region with 5.4 percent. Conversely, the lowest unemployment was recorded in the Zlín Region, the South Bohemian Region, the Pilsen Region and the Vysočina Region, where it was 2.6 percent.
In Prague in October, there were 0.3 job seekers per job vacancy. The same situation existed in the neighboring districts of Prague-východ and Prague-západ. Mladoboleslavsko was the best, where there were 0.2 applicants for one position, while Karvinsko was the worst, with ten applicants for one position.
The number of people registered with employment offices also includes unemployed people who cannot start work immediately. These are, for example, people on retraining courses, unemployed women on maternity leave, prisoners or the unemployed on disability.
There were 25,126 so-called available job seekers aged 15 to 64 who could start work immediately in Prague in October.