The unemployment rate in the Czech Republic rose marginally to 3.8 percent in July of 2020 from 3.7 percent in the previous month. It was the highest jobless rate since January of 2018, amid the lingering effects of the global pandemic. The number of unemployed increased by 9.2 thousand from a month earlier to 279 thousand. A year ago, the jobless rate was lower at 2.7 percent.

Unemployment Rate in Czech Republic averaged 5.35 percent from 1990 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 9.69 percent in January of 2004 and a record low of 0.09 percent in February of 1990. This page provides - Czech Republic Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Czech Republic Unemployment Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2020.

Unemployment Rate in Czech Republic is expected to be 4.20 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployment Rate in Czech Republic to stand at 5.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Czech Republic Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 4.80 percent in 2021 and 3.50 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Czech Republic Unemployment Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.80 3.70 9.69 0.09 1990 - 2020 percent Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-05-04 10:45 AM Apr 3.4% 3% 3.5%
2020-06-05 08:00 AM May 3.6% 3.4% 3.6% 4.2%
2020-07-07 06:30 AM Jun 3.7% 3.6% 3.7% 3.8%
2020-08-03 01:45 PM Jul 3.8% 3.7% 3.9%
2020-09-08 07:00 AM Aug 3.8%
2020-10-08 07:00 AM Sep 4.2%
2020-11-09 08:00 AM Oct
2020-12-08 08:00 AM Nov


News Stream
Czech Jobless Rate at 2-1/2-Year High of 3.8% in July
The unemployment rate in the Czech Republic rose marginally to 3.8 percent in July of 2020 from 3.7 percent in the previous month. It was the highest jobless rate since January of 2018, amid the lingering effects of the global pandemic. The number of unemployed increased by 9.2 thousand from a month earlier to 279 thousand. A year ago, the jobless rate was lower at 2.7 percent.
2020-08-03
Czech Republic Jobless Rate Rises to Over 2-Year High
The unemployment rate in the Czech Republic increased to 3.7 percent in May of 2020 from 3.6 percent in the previous month and in line with market expectations. It was the highest jobless rate since February of 2018. The number of unemployed increased by 3.5 thousand from a month earlier to 269 thousand. A year ago, the jobless rate was lower at 2.6 percent.
2020-07-07
Czech Republic Jobless Rate Climbs to 2-Year High
The unemployment rate in the Czech Republic jumped to 3.4 percent in April 2020 from 3.0 percent in the previous month. That was the highest jobless rate since March 2018 as the number of unemployed increased by 28.4 thousand to 254.0 thousand amid the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-05-04
Czech Jobless Rate Edges Down to 3% in February
The unemployment rate in the Czech Republic dropped to 3.0 percent in February of 2020 from 3.1 percent in the previous month, while markets had expected it to remain steady. The number of unemployed decreased to 227 thousand, the lowest February figure since 1997, from 230 thousand a month earlier. A year ago, the jobless rate was higher at 3.2 percent.
2020-03-09

Czech Republic Unemployment Rate
In Czech Republic, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force.