Slovakia Unemployment Rate  1994-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The unemployment rate in Slovakia decreased for the 8th straight month to 9.5 percent in May of 2016 from 9.6 percent in April. It is the lowest figure since January of 2009, matching market expectations. The number of unemployed people dropped to 256742 from 261914. Unemployment Rate in Slovakia averaged 13.32 percent from 1994 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 19.79 percent in January of 2001 and a record low of 7.36 percent in August of 2008. Unemployment Rate in Slovakia is reported by the Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
9.50 9.60 19.79 7.36 1994 - 2016 percent Monthly
In Slovakia, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page provides the latest reported value for - Slovakia Unemployment Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Slovakia Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-04-20 08:30 AM Mar 9.9% 10.1% 9.96% 10%
2016-05-20 08:00 AM Apr 9.6% 9.9% 9.6% 9.8%
2016-06-20 08:40 AM May 9.5% 9.6% 9.5% 9.4%
2016-07-20 09:00 AM Jun 9.5% 9.5%
2016-08-19 08:00 AM Jul 9.5%
2016-09-21 09:05 AM Aug 9.4%

Slovakia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 9.50 9.60 19.79 7.36 percent [+]
Employed Persons 2461.60 2452.40 2472.90 2083.50 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 256742.00 261914.00 533676.00 192098.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 89.30 89.00 91.30 79.40 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 6.90 7.60 12.50 5.60 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 24.20 23.90 39.80 18.00 percent [+]
Labour Costs 107.30 110.50 110.50 56.70 Index Points [+]
Productivity 104.00 113.50 119.70 56.70 Index Points [+]
Wages 973.00 1002.00 1113.00 349.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 954.00 978.00 1096.00 341.00 EUR/Month [+]
Minimum Wages 405.00 380.00 405.00 69.43 EUR/Month [+]
Population 5.43 5.42 5.44 4.14 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 61.00 61.00 61.00 57.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 62.00 62.00 62.00 62.00 [+]
Full Time Employment 2295.60 2279.00 2387.10 1877.10 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 0.50 0.40 1.90 -1.40 percent [+]
Employment Rate 63.50 63.00 63.50 56.10 percent [+]
Part Time Employment 137.70 136.30 146.80 35.10 Thousand [+]
Living Wage Family 1040.00 1050.00 1050.00 1040.00 EUR/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 577.00 589.00 589.00 577.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 596.00 549.00 596.00 520.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 1080.00 985.00 1080.00 920.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wage Growth 3.80 4.60 14.70 -33.10 percent [+]




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