Slovak Republic - Unemployment

Slovak Republic: Unemployment

Mnemonic LBU.ISVK
Unit Ths., NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Quarterly 10.02 %
Data 2020 Q2 177.8
2020 Q1 161.6

Series Information

Source Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic
Release Labor Force Survey
Frequency Quarterly
Start Date 3/31/1994
End Date 6/30/2020

Slovak Republic: Labor

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Wage & Salaries Aug 2020 98.3 98.3 Corresponding period of previous year = 100, NSA Monthly
Labor Force 2020 Q2 2,682 2,713 Ths., NSA Quarterly
Labor Force Employment 2020 Q2 2,504 2,552 Ths., NSA Quarterly
Primary Industries Employment 2020 Q2 70,266 72,398 #, NSA Quarterly
Total Employment 2020 Q2 2,504 2,552 Ths., NSA Quarterly
Unemployment 2020 Q2 177.8 161.6 Ths., NSA Quarterly
Unemployment Rate 2020 Q2 6.6 6 %, NSA Quarterly
Agriculture Employment 2017 80,024 79,750 # Annual

Release Information

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 3 months after the end of the reference quarter.

Under the Labour Force Survey (LFS) methodology, employed persons are defined as all persons aged 15 and over, who, during the reference week:

  • performed at least one hour of work for wages, salary or profit (full-time or part-time job, permanent job, temporary, casual or seasonal job); or
  • had a job but did not work due to illness, holiday, maternity leave, training, bad weather conditions, strike and lock-out. (This group does not include persons on long-term unpaid leave from work and persons taking parental leave).
  • The definition of employed persons also includes contributing family workers; persons working abroad; professional members of the armed forces.

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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