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Region Kysuce a Orava

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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 number of villages 92.

basic data

number of inhabitants260 533260 718260 764260 849261 066261 160261 823262 209
number of unemployed17 48418 79917 82415 29211 761881669046442
number of long-term unemployed67587866848472424882320421581606
number of people receiving social benefits92359639835257123915273020951765
unemployment rate14.915.
long-term unemployment rate5.
assignation tax65 182 13463 252 51265 279 29472 132 97479 148 26989 093 04095 549 060107 911 864
demographic dependency16.416.817.318.018.919.620.020.8
demographic pyramid Kysuce a Orava 2019 demographic pyramid Kysuce a Orava 2035

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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 %