Seasonal Work Drives Unemployment Down in April

Unemployment in the Czech Republic decreased in April, recording a figure of 3.7 percent, down by 0.2 percentage points from March. The decline was primarily due to the commencement of various seasonal jobs. By the end of April, the labor offices recorded 280,078 job seekers, a decrease of 8,545 from the previous month.

However, the number of job vacancies continues to be less than the number of job seekers. Compared to the previous month, the number of vacancies decreased by 614, bringing the total to 268,046. The Czech Republic Labor Office released this information on Friday.

Last year, the unemployment rate was slightly lower in April at 3.6 percent. There were 261,683 people without jobs and 284,530 available positions. According to the Labor Office of the Czech Republic, the country has the second-lowest unemployment rate in the European Union.

The unemployment rate decreased in all 14 regions and 72 of the 77 districts of the Czech Republic compared to March. The highest unemployment rate in April was in the Ústí nad Labem region, which stood at 5.9 percent.

On the other hand, the lowest unemployment rates were recorded in Prague and the Vysočina Region, where it reached 2.8 percent. These figures reflect the ongoing efforts to balance employment opportunities and job seekers in the country.