The unemployment rate in Slovakia stood at 5.4 percent in September of 2018, the same as in the previous month. The number of unemployed persons fell by 1,132 from the prior month to 147,803. A year ago, the jobless rate was higher at 6.4 percent. Unemployment Rate in Slovakia averaged 12.66 percent from 1994 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 19.79 percent in January of 2001 and a record low of 5.40 percent in April of 2018.

Slovakia Unemployment Rate
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-08-20 08:30 AM Unemployment Rate 5.5% 5.4% 5.4% 5.6%
2018-09-20 09:10 AM Unemployment Rate 5.4% 5.5% 5.6%
2018-10-19 08:30 AM Unemployment Rate 5.4% 5.4% 5.41% 5.5%
2018-11-19 09:30 AM Unemployment Rate 5.4% 5.2% 5.5%
2018-12-20 09:40 AM Unemployment Rate 5.5%


Slovakia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.40 5.40 19.79 5.40 percent [+]
Employed Persons 2556.00 2542.60 2556.00 2083.50 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 147803.00 148935.00 533676.00 147803.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 93.40 92.90 93.40 79.40 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 4.20 4.40 12.50 4.20 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 14.50 13.90 39.90 13.90 percent [+]
Labour Costs 111.20 115.30 116.50 46.90 Index Points [+]
Productivity 116.80 108.60 127.50 56.70 Index Points [+]
Wages 1072.00 1101.00 1241.00 349.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 1060.00 1090.00 1226.00 341.00 EUR/Month [+]
Minimum Wages 480.00 480.00 480.00 69.43 EUR/Month [+]
Population 5.44 5.44 5.44 4.14 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 62.42 62.17 62.42 62.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 62.42 62.17 62.42 62.00 [+]
Living Wage Family 640.00 635.00 640.00 635.00 EUR/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 450.00 445.00 450.00 445.00 EUR/Month [+]
Part Time Employment 127.60 141.90 148.90 35.10 Thousand [+]
Wage Growth 3.50 4.10 14.70 -33.10 percent [+]
Wages Low Skilled 678.00 542.00 678.00 518.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 1250.00 945.00 1250.00 884.00 EUR/Month [+]
Employment Change 0.50 0.50 1.90 -1.40 percent [+]
Employment Rate 67.10 67.10 67.10 56.10 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 2389.00 2372.10 2389.00 1877.10 Thousand [+]


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. 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 November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.40 5.40 19.79 5.40 1994 - 2018 percent Monthly




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Switzerland 2.40 Oct/18
Japan 2.30 Sep/18
Singapore 2.10 Sep/18


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