The unemployment rate in the Czech Republic was steady for the third consecutive month at 3.8% in September of 2020. It remained the highest since January of 2018, as the pandemic crisis continued to affect the labour market. The number of unemployed people fell to 277,015 in September from 279,078 in the previous month. A year ago, the jobless rate was lower at 2.7 percent.

Unemployment Rate in Czech Republic averaged 5.34 percent from 1990 until 2020, 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 October of 2020.

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 5.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Czech Republic Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 4.80 percent in 2021 and 3.50 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Czech Republic Unemployment Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.80 3.80 9.69 0.09 1990 - 2020 percent Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-07-07 06:30 AM Jun 3.7% 3.6% 3.7% 3.8%
2020-08-03 01:45 PM Jul 3.8% 3.7% 3.9%
2020-09-03 07:00 AM Aug 3.8% 3.8% 4.1%
2020-10-02 07:40 AM Sep 3.8% 3.8% 3.8% 4.2%
2020-11-09 08:00 AM Oct 3.8%
2020-12-08 08:00 AM Nov


News Stream
Czech Jobless Rate Remains at Near 2-Year High
The unemployment rate in the Czech Republic was steady for the third consecutive month at 3.8% in September of 2020. It remained the highest since January of 2018, as the pandemic crisis continued to affect the labour market. The number of unemployed people fell to 277,015 in September from 279,078 in the previous month. A year ago, the jobless rate was lower at 2.7 percent.
2020-10-02
Czech Republic Jobless Rate Remains at Near 2-Year High
The unemployment rate in the Czech Republic was steady at 3.8 percent in August of 2020, the same as in the previous month and remaining the highest since January of 2018, amid the lingering effects of the global pandemic. The number of unemployed people fell to 279,078 in August from 279,673 in July. A year ago, the jobless rate was lower at 2.7 percent.
2020-09-03
Czech Jobless Rate at 2-1/2-Year High of 3.8% in July
The unemployment rate in the Czech Republic rose marginally to 3.8 percent in July of 2020 from 3.7 percent in the previous month. It was the highest jobless rate since January of 2018, amid the lingering effects of the global pandemic. The number of unemployed increased by 9.2 thousand from a month earlier to 279 thousand. A year ago, the jobless rate was lower at 2.7 percent.
2020-08-03
Czech Republic Jobless Rate Rises to Over 2-Year High
The unemployment rate in the Czech Republic increased to 3.7 percent in May of 2020 from 3.6 percent in the previous month and in line with market expectations. It was the highest jobless rate since February of 2018. The number of unemployed increased by 3.5 thousand from a month earlier to 269 thousand. A year ago, the jobless rate was lower at 2.6 percent.
2020-07-07

Czech Republic Unemployment Rate
In Czech Republic, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force.