Number of unemployed and job vacancies up in January
Czech Labor Office reports 95,192 more job vacancies than in the previous year. Photo: Pexels
Brno, Feb 12 (BD) – According to the latest Labor Office data, unemployment in South Moravia has reached 4.77%. There are 38,683 unemployed people, some 1,393 more than at the end of last year.
“There has been a decline in the number of seasonal jobs, especially in construction and agriculture. As a result, the number of men who have registered at the Labor Office has increased,” the spokeswoman for the Labor Office Kateřina Beránková explained on February 8.
“Many people with expiring fixed-term contracts registered in January. Also, a number of entrepreneurs and freelancers closed their businesses,” Beránková added.
The number of unemployed people nationwide increased from December 2017 (3,8%) to January 2018 (3.9%), but compared with January 2017, there are 100,000 fewer unemployed people.
In addition to the growing economy, improved employee recruitment techniques have contributed to the overall positive trend.
In January 2018, the Labor Office of the Czech Republic reported a total of 230,728 job vacancies, which is 14,099 more than in December 2017, and 95,192 more than in the previous year.
The highest number of vacant positions that are being offered by employers are in Prague (44,220), Central Bohemia (32,233), Plzeňský Region (22,319), Pardubice Region (22,152), and South Moravia (18,787).