Unemployment Rate in Slovakia increased to 8 percent in March from 7.90 percent in February of 2021. source: Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Family of the Slovak Republic

Unemployment Rate in Slovakia averaged 11.98 percent from 1994 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 19.79 percent in January of 2001 and a record low of 4.88 percent in May of 2019. 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 - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2021.

Unemployment Rate in Slovakia is expected to be 8.50 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployment Rate in Slovakia to stand at 7.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Slovakia Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 6.50 percent in 2022 and 5.70 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Slovakia Unemployment Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
8.00 7.90 19.79 4.88 1994 - 2021 percent Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-01-19 11:20 AM Dec 7.6% 7.4% 7.6%
2021-02-19 10:00 PM Jan 7.8% 7.6% 7.8% 7.8%
2021-03-19 02:30 PM Feb 7.9% 7.8% 8% 7.9%
2021-04-20 01:10 PM Mar 8% 7.9% 7.94% 8%
2021-05-20 12:00 PM Apr 8% 7.85% 7.9%
2021-06-18 08:00 AM May 8.4%
2021-07-20 08:30 AM Jun
2021-08-20 08:00 AM Jul


News Stream
Slovakia Jobless Rate Rises to Near 3-Year High
The unemployment rate in Slovakia rose to 7.9 percent in February of 2021 from 5.1 percent in the corresponding month of the previous year but below market expectations of 8 percent. It was the highest jobless rate since March of 2017, as the number of unemployed went up by 77.6 thousand from a year earlier to 216.5 thousand. In January the jobless rate was lower at 7.8 percent.
2021-03-19
Slovakia Jobless Rate Close to 3-Year High
The unemployment rate in Slovakia was steady at 7.4 percent in October of 2020 the same as in the previous month, and in line with market expectations. The jobless rate remained close to July's over three-year high of 7.7 percent, due to the coronavirus crisis.
2020-11-20
Slovak Jobless Rate Remains Elevated in September
The unemployment rate in Slovakia jumped to 7.4 percent in September 2020 from 5.0 percent in the corresponding month of the previous year, but below market expectations of 8 percent. The jobless rate remained close to July's over three-year high, amid the coronavirus crisis.
2020-10-19
Slovak July Jobless Rate Highest since 2017
The unemployment rate in Slovakia climbed to 7.7 percent in July of 2020 from 5 percent in the corresponding month of the previous year, in line with market expectations. It was the highest jobless rate since April of 2017, as the global pandemic continued to hit the labour market. The number of unemployed went up by 72.8 thousand from a year earlier to 209.8 thousand, the highest since April of 2017. In June, the jobless rate was slightly lower at 7.4 percent.
2020-08-20

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