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Information on Unemployment in the Czech Republic by February 28, 2013

By February 28, 2013 job offices registered altogether 593,683 job seekers. That is by 7,874 more than at the end of January 2013. The number of job seekers increased by 51,998 persons compared with the same period of the preceding year. The number of available job seekers (job seekers currently available for work) was 579,969.

In the course of February, job offices registered altogether 44,760 newcomers. That is by 38,745 job seekers less than in the preceding month and by 9,761 newly registered job seekers less than in February of the preceding year.

In February, job offices registration was terminated with 43,007 job seekers. New jobs have been taken up by 26,662 persons. In the course of the above-said month, job offices excluded 16,256 job seekers due to other reasons.

A monthly increase of unemployed was registered by 68 districts in the Czech Republic – relatively the greatest increase was monitored in districts Praha-východ (3.7 %), Praha-západ (3.1 %), Praha (3.0 %), Prachatice (2.9 %), Kolín and Ostrava-město (both 2.5 %).

At the end of February, job offices registered 276,702 female job seekers, that is 46.6 % of the unemployed in total, and 63,638 persons with reduced working capacity, that is 10.7 % of the unemployed in total.

By February 28, 2013, 35,480 school leavers with all levels of education and juveniles were registered. Thus they share in the total unemployment by 6.0 % (January 2013 – 6.1 %, February 2012 – 5.8 %).

In February 2013, job offices paid off unemployment benefits to 143,760 job seekers, that is 24.2 % of all job seekers under registration (January 2013 – 23.6 %, February 2012 – 25.7 %).

Since 1st January 2013, the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs has replaced the indicator of registered unemployment with a new indicator named the share of unemployed persons. It is the ratio of available job seekers aged 15 to 64 years in the population of the same age.

By February 28, 2013, the share of unemployed was 8.1 % (January 2013 – 8.0 %, February 2012 – 7.2 %, time series - http://portal.mpsv.cz/sz/stat/nz/casove_rady). Share of unemployed same or higher than average of the Czech Republic was shown in 43 districts, the highest being in Bruntál (14.1 %), Jeseník (13.7 %), Most (13.6 %) and Znojmo (12.1 %). The lowest unemployment rate was in districts of Praha-východ (3.5 %), Praha-západ (3.8 %), hl. m. Praha (4.6 %) and Mladá Boleslav (4.7 %). Share of unemployed - women was 7.6 % and share of unemployed - men was 8.5 %.

By February 28, 2013, job offices registered altogether 34,635 vacancies. That is by 841 vacancies more than in the preceding month and by 2,036 vacancies less than in the same period of the preceding year. At present, there have been 17.1 job seekers for one vacancy at average, the highest amount being in districts of Jeseník (129.9), Bruntál (90.0), Havlíčkův Brod (70.3), Most (55.6), Karviná (54.9) and Děčín (53.8). In this monitored period, there were registered by job offices 3,693 vacancies for persons with reduced working capacity that is 16.0 seekers per vacancy. In the case of school leavers and juveniles, there were registered altogether 6,693 vacancies, that is 5.3 seekers per vacancy.

Unemployment rate (EUROSTAT - ILO) was 7.1 % in January 2013.

Author: Odbor 41
Updated: 8.3.2013

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