The Czech unemployment rate decreased to 4.1 percent in April 2021 from 4.2 percent in the preivous month, the lowest rate since December of 2020 and in line with market expectations. The number of unemployed people fell to 297.9 thousand from 306.6 thousand in March, accompanied by an increase in job vacancies to 343.4 thousand from 338.9 thousand in the previous month. source: Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

Unemployment Rate in Czech Republic averaged 5.32 percent from 1990 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 9.69 percent in January of 2004 and a record low of 0.09 percent in February of 1990. This page provides - Czech Republic Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Czech Republic Unemployment Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2021.

Unemployment Rate in Czech Republic is expected to be 5.50 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployment Rate in Czech Republic to stand at 4.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Czech Republic Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 4.10 percent in 2022 and 3.50 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Czech Republic Unemployment Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.10 4.20 9.69 0.09 1990 - 2021 percent Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-02-05 09:00 AM Jan 4.3% 4% 4.4%
2021-03-05 08:40 AM Feb 4.3% 4.3% 4.3% 4.4%
2021-04-07 07:30 AM Mar 4.2% 4.3% 4.2% 4.4%
2021-05-07 08:45 AM Apr 4.1% 4.2% 4.1% 4.4%
2021-06-08 08:00 AM May 4.1%
2021-07-12 08:00 AM Jun
2021-08-09 08:00 AM Jul
2021-09-03 08:00 AM Aug


News Stream
Czech Jobless Rate Falls to 4-Month Low of 4.1% in April
The Czech unemployment rate decreased to 4.1 percent in April 2021 from 4.2 percent in the preivous month, the lowest rate since December of 2020 and in line with market expectations. The number of unemployed people fell to 297.9 thousand from 306.6 thousand in March, accompanied by an increase in job vacancies to 343.4 thousand from 338.9 thousand in the previous month. The figure has surpassed the number of people who are ready to fill them every month since March 2018.
2021-05-07
Czech Jobless Rate Inches Lower to 4.2% in March
The Czech unemployment rate eased down to 4.2 percent in March 2021, from the near 4-year high of 4.3 percent in the previous month and in line with market expectations. The number of unemployed people fell to 306.6 thousand from 311.5 thousand in February, accompanied by an increase in job vacancies to 338.9 thousand from 330.7 thousand in the previous month. The figure has surpassed the number of people who are ready to fill them every month since March 2018.
2021-04-07
Czech Republic Jobless Rate Unchanged at 4.3%
The Czech unemployment rate was unchanged at 4.3 percent in February 2021, remaining the highest since April of 2017 and in line with market expectations. However, the number of unemployed people rose to 311.5 thousand from 308.9 thousand in January, accompanied by an increase in job vacancies to 330.7 thousand from 325.4 thousand in the previous month. The figure has surpassed the number of people who are ready to fill them every month since March 2018.
2021-03-05
Czech Unemployment Rate at Near 4-Year High
The Czech unemployment rate rose to 4.3 percent in January 2021, up from 4.0 percent in the previous month and slightly below market expectations of 4.4 percent. It was the highest jobless rate since April 2017, as the overall number of unemployed people rose to 308.9 thousand from 291.9 thousand in December. Meanwhile, the number of job vacancies rose to 325.4 thousand from 318.6 thousand in the previous month. The figure has surpassed the number of people who are ready to fill them every month since March 2018.
2021-02-05

Czech Republic Unemployment Rate
In Czech Republic, the unemployment rate shows the share of unemployed people between the ages of 15 and 64 immediately able to start work versus all working people in the same demographic group.