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Information on Unemployment in the Czech Republic by May 31, 2013

By May 31, 2013 job offices registered altogether 547,463 job seekers. That is by 17,765 less than at the end of April 2013. The number of job seekers increased by 65,364 persons compared with the same period of the preceding year. The number of available job seekers (job seekers currently available for work) was 534,768 (534,186 in age 15 to 64 years).

In the course of May 31, job offices registered altogether 40,497 newcomers. That is by 6,073 job seekers less than in the preceding month and by 2,621 newly registered job seekers more than in May of the preceding year.

In May, job offices registration was terminated with 58,262 job seekers. New jobs have been taken up by 33,954 persons. In the course of the above-said month, job offices excluded 24,203 job seekers due to other reasons.

A monthly decrease of unemployed was registered by 75 districts in the Czech Republic – relatively the greatest decrease was monitored in districts Jeseník and Pelhřimov (both 10.4 %), Jindřichův Hradec (9.9 %), Svitavy (8.2 %), Znojmo (7.9 %) and Prachatice (7.2 %).

At the end of May, job offices registered 268,933 female job seekers, that is 49.1 % of the unemployed in total, and 61,687 persons with reduced working capacity, that is 11.3 % of the unemployed in total.

By May 31, 2013, 32,608 school leavers with all levels of education and juveniles were registered. Thus they share in the total unemployment by 6.0 % (April 2013 – 6.1 %, May 2012 – 4.8 %).

In May 2013, job offices paid off unemployment benefits to 114,585 job seekers, that is 20.9 % of all job seekers under registration (April 2013 – 22.3 %, May 2012 – 19.3 %).

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 May 31, 2013, the share of unemployed was 7.5 % (April 2013 – 7.7 %, May 2012 – 6.4 %, 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 36 districts, the highest being in Most (13.5 %), Bruntál (12.5 %), Ústí nad Labem (12.1 %), Karviná (11.7 %) and Chomutov (11.5 %). The lowest unemployment rate was in districts of Praha-východ (3.3 %), Praha-západ (3.9 %), Pelhřimov, Mladá Boleslav and hl. m. Praha (4.6 %), Plzeň-jih (4.8 %) and Benešov (4.9 %). Share of unemployed - women was 7.4 % and share of unemployed - men was 7.5 %.

By May 31, 2013, job offices registered altogether 42,632 vacancies. That is by 2,869 vacancies more than in the preceding month and by 1,033 vacancies less than in the same period of the preceding year. At present, there have been 12.8 job seekers for one vacancy at average, the highest amount being in districts of Bruntál (63.2), Havlíčkův Brod (49.7), Karviná (47.7) and Třebíč (44.5 %). In this monitored period, there were registered by job offices 3,383 vacancies for persons with reduced working capacity that is 18.2 seekers per vacancy. In the case of school leavers and juveniles, there were registered altogether 6,430 vacancies, that is 5.1 seekers per vacancy.

Unemployment rate (EUROSTAT - ILO) was 6.8 % in April 2013.

Author: Odbor 41
Updated: 10.6.2013

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