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Slovakia – SK

EU regions: Slovakia

map of Slovakia SK
Labour market policy
public expenditure on labour market policies as % of GDP20211.976
public expenditure on active labour market policies20210.141
Life long learning
life long learning participation202212.8
Precarious work
percentage of employees ususally working on Sunday202111
percentage of employees ususally working at nights202111.1
percentage of employees with temporary contracts2023q23.9
Part time jobs and flexible employment
working hours on full time job2023q237.8
percentage of workers usually working from home20225.3
percentage of part time workers2023q23.06
percentage of part time workers, men2023q21.62
percentage of part time workers, women2023q24.66
Minimum and average wage
share of salaries on GDP2023q241.4
minimum monthly was as aproportion of average monthly earnings in industry and services202242.9
monthly minimum wage in €2023q3700
monthly minimum wage in PPS2023q3762.55
annual net earnings of a full-time single worker without children earning an average wage in PPS202213 114
Gender differences
gender pay gap202116.6
employment of mothers of more than 3 children202248.1
healthy life expectancy of men vs. women2021107.32
gender gap in employment rate2023q291.1
gender gap in unemployment rate2023q2100
Graduates and young people
unemployment rate of youth with elementary education2023q250.4
unemployment rate of youth with secondary education2023q215.4
unemployment rate of youth with tertiary education2019q328.2
Gross domestic product
GDP per capita in PPS of EU average202268
Payable interest of public debt as % od GDP20221
employment rate2023q272
Social exclusion
people at risk of poverty or social exclusion202014.8

More on wikipedia wikidata Q214 on OpenStreetMap Slovakia slovensky: SK

Subregions: Slovakia, Bratislava Region, Western Slovakia, Central Slovakia, Eastern Slovakia

demographic pyramid SK Slovakia based on economic activity – employed, unemploye, inactive


unemployment rate2023q25.8
youth unemployment rate2023q218.8
unemployment rate of low educated people2023q235.6
Long term unemployment
long term unemployment2023q23.8
share of long term unemployed2023q268
Unemployment according to labour offices
number of registered unemployedJuly 2023174 225
number of unemployed womenJuly 202397 517
number of long-term unemployedJuly 202369 962

Comparisson of unemployment according to ILO methodology and registered unemployment yeilds some differences.

number of unemployed, administrative vs. LFS data

Data on unemployment in counties of Slovakia are available at Local Administrative Units data of Visegrad countries.

unemployment in Slovakia akt/unemployment-share-slovakia-okres-lau

Composition of population according to age group, education and economic activity, Slovakia

Age groupLow educationMiddle educationHigh education
Y20-29P: 47.2
E: ; U: ; I: 28.2
P: 385.9
E: 239.3; U: 24.1; I: 122.5
P: 168.0
E: 115.6; U: 6.4; I: 46.0
Y30-39P: 51.3
E: 21.1; U: 10.2; I: 20.0
P: 447.2
E: 374.4; U: 26.9; I: 45.9
P: 317.4
E: 289.7; U: 7.3; I: 20.4
Y40-49P: 45.6
E: 10.8; U: 19.4; I: 15.4
P: 579.9
E: 516.5; U: 23.9; I: 39.5
P: 245.6
E: 233.2; U: 4.8; I: 7.6
Y50-59P: 42.4
E: 11.2; U: 14.4; I: 16.8
P: 515.8
E: 431.1; U: 17.3; I: 67.4
P: 138.4
E: 130.2; U: 1.5; I: 6.7
Y60-69P: 80.7
E: 6.1; U: 1.5; I: 73.1
P: 478.0
E: 128.1; U: 4.9; I: 345.0
P: 121.9
E: 56.2; U: 0.5; I: 65.2

Note: in thousands in 2022, according to labour force sample survey. P – total population, E – employed, U – unemployed, I – number of ecnomically inactive


demographic pyramid SK 1996 Slovakia, population pyramid of Slovakia
number of inhabitants20225 434 712
population density2022111.8
old-age dependency ratio202226.1
Population ageing
unemployment rate – over 55 years2023q24
aggregate replacement ratio20220.6
aggregate replacement ratio – females20220.6
life expectancy of a 50 year old202126.9
healty life expectancy at 50 years202112.8
demographic pyramid SK Slovakia

Employment by sectors, Slovakia

NACE r2%NACE r2%
A66.13 %B-E678.126 %
F254.910 %G-I565.222 %
J107.94 %K62.92 %
L191 %M_N147.86 %
O-Q628.624 %R-U72.73 %
TOTAL2603.9100 %

Data for the period year 2022. Source of the data is Eurostat, table [lfst_r_lfe2en2].

Employment by sectors, Slovakia, 2022

From Wikipedia: Slovakia ( (listen); Slovak: Slovensko [ˈslɔʋɛnskɔ] (listen)), officially the Slovak Republic (Slovak: Slovenská republika, listen ), is a landlocked country in Central Europe. It is bordered by Poland to the north, Ukraine to the east, Hungary to the south, Austria to the west, and the Czech Republic to the northwest. Slovakia's mostly mountainous territory spans about 49,000 square kilometres (19,000 sq mi), with a population of over 5.4 million. The capital and largest city is Bratislava, and the second-largest city is Košice.

The Slavs arrived in the territory of present-day Slovakia in the 5th and 6th centuries. In the 7th century, they played a significant role in the creation of Samo's Empire. In the 9th century, they established the Principality of Nitra, which was later conquered by the Principality of Moravia to establish Great Moravia. In the 10th century, after the dissolution of Great Moravia, the territory was integrated into the Principality of Hungary, which would then become the Kingdom of Hungary in 1000. In 1241 and 1242, after the Mongol invasion of Europe, much of the territory was destroyed. The area was recovered largely thanks to Béla IV of Hungary, who also settled Germans; leading them to become an important ethnic group in the area, especially in what are today parts of central and eastern Slovakia.

After World War I, and the dissolution of Austria-Hungary, the state of Czechoslovakia was established.

Other: Sweden, Slovakia, Slovenia

Neighbours: Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Austria

Subregions: Slovakia, Bratislava Region, Western Slovakia, Central Slovakia, Eastern Slovakia

Suggested citation: Michal Páleník: Regions of Slovakia - Slovakia – SK, IZ Bratislava, retrieved from: https://www.iz.sk/​en/projects/eu-regions/SK

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