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Region Košice fold and Torysa river

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map of region Košice fold and Torysa river

Region is situated in the southeast of Slovakia, in drainage of river Torysa. Heart of the region is made by Košická fold, which is surrounded by Slánske mountains in the east and Cergov and Sarišská highland in the north. West border is made by Volovské mountain. The fold has character of downland in the south. From southwest there spreads partly national park Slovenský raj. There occure certain water basins, which are useful for water industry, or for recreation. In the district Košice surroundings are situated water basins Bukovec I and II, which are provided for industrial water for VSZ, balancing of the overflow, recreation and water industry. In this district ocure also water basins Ružín I and II, which are provided for industrial water for VSZ and other industrial factories, subtilization of exhaust water, production of high quality electric energy, protection from floods, recreation. Ružín II is balancing basin. Košice is second biggest city in Slovakia, with historical importance. developed economical base, the town is economic and administrative centre and travel crossroad of east Slovakia. Košice represent also cultural and educational center for wide environment and it has other functions with overregional importance. Prešov is third biggest city of Slovakia and is same as Košice important economic and cultural center of east Slovakia. Towns situated in this region achieve good economic level, while the other parts dispose with very low and unfavourable level of economic base. Košice and Prešov are crossroads of transit and railway network, with good travel connections to Hungary, Ukraine and Poland. It is also connected to travel corridors of neighbouring countries. Density of travel network is sufficient, Košice and Prešov are connected by highway. Airport in Košice is by technic side at very good European standard.

Region Košice fold and Torysa river contains cities Košice, Lipany, Medzev, Moldava nad Bodvou, Prešov, Sabinov, Veľký Šariš and number of villages 242.

basic data

number of inhabitants590 287591 911593 520595 566598 185600 624602 923605 356
number of unemployed47 73648 33144 99841 68436 69429 39023 60421 876
number of long-term unemployed24 84426 63525 89023 70020 13115 57911 4079538
number of people receiving social benefits51 41551 37447 00139 82335 07530 75926 02823 654
unemployment rate17.817.816.214.91310.68.17.5
long-term unemployment rate9.
assignation tax138 586 426138 993 294146 824 507162 977 203178 343 365200 454 408218 419 906247 949 314
demographic dependency18.719.420.221.021.922.923.524.5
demographic pyramid Košice fold and Torysa river 2019 demographic pyramid Košice fold and Torysa river 2035

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Current statistics

August 2019: number of unemployed at the labour offices: 166241, of which 58827 are long term unemployed, unemployment rate 6.0% (2.1% long term unemployment)

Highest unemployment: Rimavská Sobota 19.1% (11.1%), Revúca 18.1% (9.4%), Kežmarok 16.4% (7.5%), Vranov nad Topľou 14.5% (7.0%), Rožňava 14.4% (8.0%)

Lowest unemployment:: Bratislava V 2.4%, Trenčín 2.5%, Nitra 2.7%, Hlohovec 2.8%, Piešťany 2.8%