Slovak Republic - Labor Force Employment

Slovak Republic: Labor Force Employment

Mnemonic LBE.ISVK
Unit Ths. #, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Quarterly 0.28 %
Data 2022 Q4 2,623
2022 Q3 2,615

Series Information

Source Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic
Release Labor Force Sample Survey
Frequency Quarterly
Start Date 3/31/2021
End Date 12/31/2022

Slovak Republic: Labor

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Wage & Salaries Jan 2023 95.9 91.6 Index CPPY=100, NSA Monthly
Labor Force 2022 Q4 2,792 2,783 Ths. #, NSA Quarterly
Labor Force Employment 2022 Q4 2,623 2,615 Ths. #, NSA Quarterly
Primary Industries Employment 2022 Q4 69,106 69,910 #, NSA Quarterly
Total Employment 2022 Q4 2,623 2,615 Ths. #, NSA Quarterly
Unemployment 2022 Q4 168.9 167.9 Ths. #, NSA Quarterly
Unemployment Rate 2022 Q4 6 6 %, NSA Quarterly
Agriculture Employment 2017 80,024 79,750 # Annual

Release Information

For Slovakia, labor force status and employment by industry, for subnational areas, quarterly and annual.


  • Framework: IESS
  • Activity classification: NACE Rev. 2
  • Measurements:
    • Thousands of persons (Ths. #)
    • Percent (%)
  • Adjustment: Not seasonally adjusted (NSA)
  • Native frequencies and start dates:
    • Quarterly, uniformly from 2021Q1
    • Annual, uniformly from 2021
  • Geo coverage:
    • Country
    • NUTS 2 areas (4x ISVK_^^)
    • NUTS 3 areas (7x ISVK_^^^)


  • Pre-IESS, quarterly - 1994 to 2020 ("_20")
  • Pre-IESS, annual - uniformly 2000 to 2020 ("_20")
  • Method 2009 - 2009 only
  • NACE Rev. 1.1 - 2001 to 2008

The data are derived from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) using the ILO approach. The LFS is based on a quarterly random sample of dwellings from all areas of the Slovak Republic. The sample covers 10,250 dwellings in the Slovak Republic, which represent 0.6% of all permanently occupied dwellings. The LFS collects the data on every person living in the household of a selected dwelling. The LFS covers approximately 25,000 people, aged 15 or over, every quarter. The institutional population (that is, persons in prisons, convents, etc.) is not included in the survey. Each selected household remains in the sample for five consecutive quarters.

Seasonally adjusted quarterly data on total employment and employment rate are published in the quarterly publication "Labour Force Sample Survey Results in the SR" within three months after the end of the reference quarter.

Under the Labour Force Survey (LFS) methodology, employed persons are defined as all persons aged 15 - 89 years old, who, during the reference week:

  • worked at least one hour of work for pay or profit (full-time or part-time job, permanent, temporary, casual or seasonal job) including employed persons working abroad up to 1 year, cross-border commuters, persons working under agreements on work performed outside employment relationship works,
  • had a job but did not work due to illness, holiday, working time arrangements or compensation of overtime, maternity or parental leave, job-related training, off-season, layoff, strike and lock-out except for persons on long-term leave from work,
  • the employed persons also include contributing (unpaid) family workers in a family business or on a family farm.

Industrial coverage - All industries are covered.

Occupational coverage - All occupations are covered.

Geographical coverage - The whole country is covered. The sample of dwellings covers all 79 districts of the Slovak Republic.

Population coverage - All persons aged 15 years and over are covered. Excluded are institutionalized persons, foreign citizens with temporary stay, and persons residing abroad. For data up to 1996, persons on compulsory military service were excluded.

Monthly data for the last quarter are preliminary and are adjusted on the base of quarter-year reports for enterprises with number of employers to 19 persons (including) and additionally reported corrections of monthly reports by reporting units. In the event of any revisions, a notice indicating that the data have been revised is placed on the Internet website of the SO SR and the revised status of the data is indicated in all relevant publications.

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