Slovakia Unemployment Rate  1994-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Slovak unemployment rate decreased to 7.7 percent in April of 2017 from 8 percent in the previous month and lower than 9.6 percent a year ago. The figure came better than market expectations of 7.89 percent, reaching its lowest since October of 2008, as the number of unemployed dropped to 189.96 thousand from 219.2 thousand in March and 261.9 thousand in April of 2016. Unemployment Rate in Slovakia averaged 13.12 percent from 1994 until 2017, 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.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-03-20 09:35 AM Feb 8.4% 8.6% 8.5% 8.5%
2017-04-20 08:00 AM Mar 8.0% 8.4% 8.35% 8.4%
2017-05-19 09:00 AM Apr 7.7% 8.0% 7.89% 8%
2017-06-13 08:40 AM May 7.7% 7.6%
2017-07-20 08:40 AM Jun 7.4%
2017-08-18 08:40 AM Jul 7.3%




Slovakia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 7.70 8.00 19.79 7.36 percent [+]
Employed Persons 2512.60 2503.40 2512.60 2083.50 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 211104.00 219149.00 533676.00 192098.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 90.90 90.50 91.30 79.40 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 5.40 5.60 12.50 5.40 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 18.80 19.10 39.90 18.70 percent [+]
Productivity 117.00 123.70 123.70 56.70 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 113.00 96.90 113.00 56.70 Index Points [+]
Wages 1033.00 971.00 1166.00 349.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 1012.00 958.00 1149.00 341.00 EUR/Month [+]
Minimum Wages 435.00 405.00 435.00 69.43 EUR/Month [+]
Population 5.43 5.42 5.44 4.14 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 62.00 61.00 62.00 57.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 62.00 62.00 62.00 62.00 [+]
Employment Change 0.60 0.60 1.90 -1.40 percent [+]
Employment Rate 65.30 65.10 65.30 56.10 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 2340.60 2341.20 2387.10 1877.10 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 148.70 140.90 148.70 35.10 Thousand [+]
Living Wage Family 727.00 730.30 1120.00 671.40 EUR/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 644.40 643.40 644.40 585.50 EUR/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 626.00 596.00 626.00 520.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 1190.00 1100.00 1190.00 920.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wage Growth 3.70 4.00 14.70 -33.10 percent [+]


Slovakia Unemployment Rate Notes

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 May of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
7.70 8.00 19.79 7.36 1994 - 2017 percent Monthly



unemployment rate by Country

Last
Spain 18.75 Mar/17
Brazil 13.70 Mar/17
Turkey 12.60 Feb/17
Italy 11.70 Mar/17
France 9.60 Mar/17
Euro Area 9.50 Mar/17
Canada 6.50 Apr/17
Australia 5.70 Apr/17
Indonesia 5.33 Mar/17
Russia 5.30 Apr/17
Netherlands 5.10 Apr/17
India 4.90 Dec/13
United Kingdom 4.60 Mar/17
United States 4.40 Apr/17
South Korea 4.00 Apr/17
China 3.97 Mar/17
Germany 3.90 Mar/17
Mexico 3.50 Apr/17
Switzerland 3.30 Apr/17
Japan 2.80 Mar/17