The unemployment rate in the Czech Republic increased to 3.1 percent in January of 2020 from 2.9 percent in the previous month, and in line with markets estimates. It was the highest jobless rate since February 2019 as the number of unemployed rose to 230 thousand from 216 thousand a month earlier. A year earlier, the jobless rate was higher at 3.3 percent. Czech Republic Unemployment Rate - data, historical chart, and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2020 from its official source.

Unemployment Rate in Czech Republic averaged 5.39 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.

Unemployment Rate in Czech Republic is expected to be 3.20 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 3.40 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Czech Republic Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 3.50 percent in 2021, according to our econometric models.


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Czech Republic Unemployment Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.10 2.90 9.69 0.09 1990 - 2020 percent Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-11-08 08:00 AM Oct 2.6% 2.7% 2.6% 2.8%
2019-12-09 08:00 AM Nov 2.6% 2.6% 2.6% 2.6%
2020-01-09 08:00 AM Dec 2.9% 2.6% 2.9% 2.7%
2020-02-10 08:00 AM Jan 3.1% 2.9% 3.1% 2.9%
2020-03-09 08:00 AM Feb 3.1%
2020-04-08 07:00 AM Mar 3.20%
2020-05-12 07:00 AM Apr
2020-06-08 07:00 AM May


News Stream
Czech January Jobless Rate Nears 1-Year High of 3.1%
The unemployment rate in the Czech Republic increased to 3.1 percent in January of 2020 from 2.9 percent in the previous month, and in line with markets estimates. It was the highest jobless rate since February 2019 as the number of unemployed rose to 230 thousand from 216 thousand a month earlier. A year earlier, the jobless rate was higher at 3.3 percent.
2020-02-10
Czech Jobless Rate Hits 9-Month High
The unemployment rate in the Czech Republic increased to 2.9 percent in December of 2019 from 2.6 percent in the previous month, an in line in market expectations. It was the highest jobless rate since last March as the number of unemployed rose to 216 thousand from 197 thousand a month earlier.
2020-01-09
Czech Jobless Rate Steady at 2.6% in November
The unemployment rate in the Czech Republic was at 2.6 percent in November 2019, unchanged from the previous month, matching market forecasts and remaining at its lowest since June. The number of unemployed rose by 771 from a month earlier to 197,289. A year earlier, the jobless rate was higher at 2.8 percent.
2019-12-09
Czech Jobless Rate at 4-Month Low of 2.6%
The unemployment rate in the Czech Republic dropped to 2.6 percent in October 2019 from 2.7 percent in the previous month and matching market expectations. It was the lowest jobless rate since June, as the number of unemployed declined by 5,389 from a month earlier to 196,518. A year earlier, the jobless rate was higher at 2.8 percent.
2019-11-08

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.