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About us

Inštitút zamestnanosti (Employment Institute, IZ Bratislava) is non-government, non-profit organization focused on studying problems of employment and unemployment. We are an independent think-tank and we cooperate with various other organisations.

IZ Bratislava is focused on the Slovak labour market in the sense of its differences by regions, age, qualification, etc. Employment Institute describes and puts forward problems of active labour market policies, life-long learning, middle and long term strategies and forecasts based on regional differences. It organizes conferences and seminars focused on labour market. It collects information and provides research and studies on labour market by scientific, mainly statistical, means.

IZ Bratislava was established in 2004. IZ has four permanent employees and several fellow-workers and external experts.

Address: Inštitút zamestnanosti, Povraznícka 11, 811 05 Bratislava, Slovak Republic

Internet address: www.iz.sk , www.iz.sk/en

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Current statistics

February 2020: number of unemployed at the labour offices: 168865, of which 58549 are long term unemployed, unemployment rate 6.1 % (2.1 % long term unemployment)

Highest unemployment: Rimavská Sobota 19.2 % (11.1 %), Revúca 18.1 % (9.4 %), Kežmarok 17.1 % (8.0 %), Rožňava 15.3 % (7.9 %), Vranov nad Topľou 14.9 % (7.0 %)

Lowest unemployment:: Bratislava V 2.2 %, Trenčín 2.5 %, Nitra 2.7 %, Bratislava I 2.7 %, Ilava 2.8 %