Rates of employment, unemployment and economic activity - April 2019

Unemployment Rate Was 2.1% in April

31.05.2019
Code: 250146-19
 

The employment rate of the aged 15–64 years (the share of the employed persons in the age group 15–64 years, as percentage), seasonally adjusted, reached 74.7% in April 2019 and decreased by 0.1 percentage point (p.p.) compared to that in April 2018. The male employment rate was 82.0%; the female employment rate was 67.2%, both seasonally adjusted. The employment rate of persons aged 15–29 years, seasonally adjusted, was 49.2%, in the age group 30–49 years it attained 88.0%, and in the age group 50–64 years it got to 75.1%.

The general unemployment rate of the aged 15–64 years (the share of the unemployed in the labour force, that is in the total number of the employed and the unemployed (that means economically active persons), as percentage), seasonally adjusted, reached 2.1% in April 2019 and decreased by 0.2 p.p., year-on-year. The male unemployment rate, seasonally adjusted, attained 1.8%; the female unemployment rate reached 2.5%.

“Results for April demonstrate a decline in the economic activity of females and an increase in their unemployment. Yet to carry out a detail analyses of trends we have to wait for data for the whole quarter. We still cannot talk about this as a turning point in the trend,” Dalibor Holý, Director of Labour Market and Equal Opportunities Department of the Czech Statistical Office, said.

The economic activity rate of the aged 15–64 years (the share of the number of the economically active in the total number of persons of this age group, as percentage), seasonally adjusted, reached 76.3% and declined by 0.3 p.p. compared to that in April 2018. Following the seasonal adjustment, the male economic activity rate (83.5%) exceeds the female economic activity rate by 14.7 p.p.

Eurostat, in its press release, publishes the monthly unemployment rate, identical in terms of the methodology applied, but for the age group 1574 years. In the Czech Republic, the general unemployment rate for the aged 15–74 years in April 2019 was also 2.1%, while the data are based on the Labour Force Sample Survey results for the corresponding month.

The tables enclosed contain methodologically consistent time series of basic indicators of the labour market, and seasonally adjusted absolute numbers of the employed persons and of the unemployed ones, respectively, starting in 1993.
 

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Notes:
Responsible head at the CZSO: Dalibor Holý, Director of Labour Market and Equal Opportunities Statistics Department, phone: +420 274052694, e-mail: dalibor.holy@czso.cz
Contact person: Ilona Mendlová, Labour Market and Equal Opportunities Statistics Department, phone: +420 274054380, e-mail: ilona.mendlova@czso.cz
Data source: CZSO, Labour Force Sample Survey (LFSS), which is conducted in selected private households; collective accommodation establishments are not included in the survey. The LFSS results have been grossed up to the total population of the Czech Republic using data of the population statistics as at 1 January 2019 and the prediction of the population development in the following four months.
Time series are updated in the course of seasonal adjustment as the whole series.
End of data collection / End of preliminary data processing: 21 May 2019 / 27 May 2019

Next News Release shall be published on: 1 July 2019

 

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  • Table 1 Rates of employment and unemployment, and of economic activity (seasonally adjusted)
  • Table 2 Absolute numbers of the employed and unemployed persons (both seasonally adjusted)
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Published: 31.05.2019
The data are valid as of the release date of the publication.


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