Unemployment in Czech Republic Drops to 3.7% in March

Unemployment in the Czech Republic decreased by 0.2 points to 3.7 percent in March. 273,478 people were unemployed, 9,000 less than the previous month. The number of job vacancies increased to 284,525. Year-on-year, there were 20,605 more people unemployed. The Czech Labour Office announced this on Wednesday.

In March, 34,361 people registered with the employment offices, while 43,400 left.

The highest unemployment rate in March was in the Ústí nad Labem Region (5.7 percent) and the Moravian-Silesian Region (5.1 percent). The lowest rates were in the Zlín, Plzeň, and Pardubice Regions (all 2.9 percent).

“March is a typical month when employers show more interest in publicly beneficial work, especially in the context of spring cleaning of public spaces. The good news is that unemployment could still fall further in the coming months,” said Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Marian Jurečka (KDU-ČSL).

At the end of March, 97,120 Ukrainian citizens who had received temporary protection in the Czech Republic were employed. Most were employed in the Central Bohemian, Plzeň, and South Moravian Regions.

Thanks to them, employers in certain areas have obtained the necessary workforce, according to the Labour Office.