Czech unemployment at four month low
The unemployment rate in the Czech Republic fell from March’s 4.2 percent to 4.1 percent in April, according to freshly released data from the Labour Office. This is the lowest rate of unemployment registered since December. The number of jobs that were available in April also rose in year-on-year terms by more than 10,000.
According to the director of the Labour Office, Viktor Najmon, the coming spring period has seen a demand for seasonal jobs. Labour Minister Jana Maláčová said that the government’s Antivirus salary support programme also helped alleviate a crisis on the job market.
The areas of the country most affected by unemployment were the Karlovy Vary and Usti nad Labem regions (6 percent), followed by the Moravian-Silesian Region (5.8 percent). The Pardubice Region fared best in April with unemployment lying at just 2.8 percent. In Prague, unemployment lay at 3.6 percent.