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Region Kysuce a Orava

consists of counties:

map of region Kysuce a Orava

Region Kysuce is situated in northwest of Slovakia. It is delimited by Czech republic frontier In the west and by Poland in the north. The area belongs to the system of external Carpatien system and is composed by mountain ranges: Moravsko sliezske Beskydy, Kysucké Beskydy (Slovenské Beskydy), Javorníky, Kysucká vrchovina, Oravské Bezkydy, Oravská Magura a Skorušinské vrchy.

Region Orava is situated in the north Slovakia, north direction from Western Tatry, along Orava river. The region represented bigger part of same named historical region in the past.

Both regions, Orava and Kysuce, achieve below standard economical level, but with big natural potential for tourism. That makes this region very attractive out of all Slovakia.

Weighty problem of these regions is long enduring high unemployment rate, problems dealing with economic restructualisation. Among heavy limitation of economic development of this region is low technical infrastructure – it is seen especially a need of travel system modernising, than there are few favourable conditions for beginning new business activities – it make itself felt a negative atmosphere in region resulting from bad social situation.

The absence of production base, its few diversification, insufficient infrastructural connection to rural areas, heavy unemployment rate and location out of mane transport lines has for consequences a lower standard development rate of economic and social infrastructure in districts of region Kysuce and Orava. Development potential of this region lies in energetic sources, material sources, regional traditions, relatively big offer of labour forces at different educational level, vicinity of poland and czech trades, which are usefull to support of trade exchange. There is also quality natural environment with corresponding apparatus and objects in all region. The region represents also suitable potential for establishing industrial and science-technological centres.

Region Kysuce a Orava contains cities Čadca, Dolný Kubín, Krásno nad Kysucou, Kysucké Nové Mesto, Námestovo, Trstená, Turzovka, Tvrdošín and 92 villages. Viac aj na oma.sk.

unemployment in LAU2 regions Kysuce a Orava LAU2

Basic data

number of inhabitants260 529260 716260 761260 857261 080261 178261 247261 341261 259258 925
number of unemployed17 48418 79917 82415 29211 76188166904644288508930
number of long-term unemployed6758786684847242488232042158160619743066
number of people receiving social benefits9235963983525712391527472095176517681676
number of activational workers72675876064440929014390.697110
unemployment rate14.915.
long-term unemployment rate5.
assignation tax65 182 13463 252 51265 279 29472 132 97479 148 26989 093 04095 549 060107 911 864111 300 340106 722 146
demographic dependency16.416.817.318.018.919.620.421.222.022.6
demographic pyramid Kysuce a Orava 2021 demographic pyramid Kysuce a Orava 2035

Number of unemployed

less than 24 years482641633832305319941394102796113501261
25 to 39 years6592619358545021387328842278213029342853
40 to 54 years6345629159295077402330252305210229103002
55 years and more2088215222092142187115121295124916561814
number of inhabitants – Kysuce a Orava

Other regions

Kysuce a Orava number of inhabitants, unemployed for longer than 4 years, low educated unemployed

Suggested citation: Michal Páleník: Regions of Slovakia - Region Kysuce a Orava, IZ Bratislava, retrieved from: https://www.iz.sk/en/projects/regions-of-slovakia/kysuce-a-orava

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Current statistics

December 2022: number of unemployed at the labour offices: 178143, of which 73275 are long term unemployed, unemployment rate 6.6 % (2.7 % long term unemployment)

Highest unemployment: Rimavská Sobota 20.8 % (13.0 %), Revúca 20.1 % (12.3 %), Kežmarok 18.0 % (8.9 %)

Lowest unemployment:: Bratislava V 2.6 %, Trenčín 2.8 %, Ilava 2.8 %, Bratislava I 3.0 %, Nitra 3.1 %