Employment in the Czech Republic is increasing, especially among young workers, while the number of self-employed business owners is decreasing. Overall, unemployment continues to decline as before the pandemic. Photo credit: Freepik
Czech Republic, May 18 (BD) – In the first quarter of 2022, the number of workers aged 15 and over in the Czech Republic fell by 24,900 year-on-year, a decrease of 0.5%. This decline mainly concerns working men, but the number of young working people under the age of 24 increased by 20,300, including 13,500 women. The number of workers aged 45 to 64 has also increased significantly.
The total number of self-employed decreased by 23,200. This overall reduction was observed due to a decrease in the number of entrepreneurs with employees. The number of self-employed without employees (working on their own account) has not changed. The number of employees and family caregivers also remained unchanged.
Employment fell by 40,800 in industry and construction, with the biggest drop in manufacturing, which lost 28,500 people. In the services sector, total employment increased by 21,700, including 15,600 more in transportation and warehousing, 12,700 jobs added in accommodation, food and beverage services and 8,300 in cultural, entertainment and leisure activities.
This balanced out losses elsewhere in the services sector, such as a drop of 7,400 jobs in healthcare and 6,500 in information and communication from its high baseline a year ago. due to the pandemic. Continuing the gradual decline of the primary sector of agriculture, forestry and fishing over the past three decades, the number of employees in this sector fell by 6,000 year-on-year in the first quarter of 2022, to set at 130,300.
According to the CZ-ISCO job classification, the number of employees in service and sales and those in the managerial class increased more than in other sectors. On the other hand, technical and professional workers, office workers and craftsmen and repairers declined.
The overall employment rate, which refers to the number of employees aged 15 to 64, increased by 1.4 percentage points to 75% in the first quarter of 2022, year-on-year. The increase was 1.3 pp for men (to 81.9%) and 1.5 pp for women (to 67.8%).
The total number of unemployed aged 15 and over fell by 49,000 compared to the previous year. The number of unemployed women decreased the most, by 27,700, while for unemployed men the decrease was slightly smaller. The Central Bohemian region recorded the largest drop in unemployment.
The headline unemployment rate as defined by the ILO in the 15-64 age group decreased by 0.9 percentage points from the previous year to stand at 2.5% in the first quarter 2022.
In total, the number of employed people increased by 115,700 year-on-year, the number of unemployed decreased by 43,700 and the number of economically inactive people over the age of 15 decreased by 72,000 year-on-year. Relative indicators (rates) are not affected by a change in population size.https://brnodaily.com/2022/05/18/news/employment-rate-in-the-czech-republic-continues-to-rise-specially-among-young-workers/https://brnodaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Job-interview-credit-freepik-1024×683.jpghttps://brnodaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Job-interview-credit-freepik-150×100.jpgCzech Republic / WorldCzech Republic,Employment,employment,NewsEmployment in the Czech Republic is increasing, especially among young workers, while the number of self-employed business owners is decreasing. Overall, unemployment continues to decline as before the pandemic. Photo credit: FreepikCzech Republic, May 18 (BD) – In the first quarter of 2022, the number of older workers…Ilaria Brizi
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