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Region middle Vár river

consists of counties:

map of region middle Vah river

Region represents an area, which is geomorfologically called Považské Podolie and which follows the basin of the river Váh. It oblongs in SW – NE direction and includes counties from Nové Mesto nad Váhom to Žilina.

The common attribute of region is intensive industrial production, mainly engineering. The region is a part of the main line of development (považský rozvojový koridor), which is the result of formation and localization of economy interests centres in the socialist development of Slovakia. Together with the regions of Bratislava, Košice and Banská Bystrica, it generates the main interest of development. Alongside presented regions of main interest, there were forming also others, especially the region around Žilina, which create the form of economy, industrial centres of Slovakia.

The whole region is a part of bearing economical – residential segment of development with more than average economy level. In spite of that, there is some part in this regions, where the level is weak. Big factories in Dubnica nad Váhom and Považská Bystrica produced in the past (after world war 2.) an army technology. Throught the convertion to market economy, nowadays they have measurable problems with reorientation of the production. It effects the higher level of unemployment.

The area of this region belongs to 9 areas with most endangered environment. The river Váh, which flows through industrial regions reaches in some parts the 4-th degree of polution. The absence of sewage tanks on the right river border in Trenčín causes qualitative degradation of the water also out of this region.

Region middle Vah river contains cities Bytča, Dubnica nad Váhom, Ilava, Nemšová, Nová Dubnica, Nové Mesto nad Váhom, Považská Bystrica, Púchov, Rajec, Rajecké Teplice, Stará Turá, Trenčianske Teplice, Trenčín, Žilina and 192 villages. Viac aj na oma.sk.

unemployment in LAU2 regions middle Vah river LAU2

Basic data

rok2012201320142015201620172018201920202021
number of inhabitants530 115530 618530 914531 036531 211531 629531 781532 166531 865530 098
number of unemployed26 99628 37426 31822 85618 70813 1079955970413 86314 163
number of long-term unemployed10 20411 29611 4829724704441932437184224234203
number of people receiving social benefits13 71713 86511 8868214574642053247265525692398
number of activational workers885903949833553406229162186163
unemployment rate10.210.7108.674.83.73.65.15.3
long-term unemployment rate3.84.34.33.72.61.50.90.70.91.6
assignation tax121 363 501120 522 016124 474 537137 930 791150 639 347169 448 139185 370 268209 853 532216 993 401209 430 852
demographic dependency20.721.322.022.923.924.925.927.128.229.1
demographic pyramid middle Vah river 2021 demographic pyramid middle Vah river 2035

Number of unemployed

rok2012201320142015201620172018201920202021
less than 24 years5230540948473910279917971231116617251567
25 to 39 years9153964290667980669047323585351949294895
40 to 54 years8753917483667238597741013105307845204658
55 years and more3702414940383728324224762034194126883044
number of inhabitants – middle Vah river

Other regions

middle Vah river number of inhabitants, unemployed for longer than 4 years, low educated unemployed

Suggested citation: Michal Páleník: Regions of Slovakia - Region middle Vár river, IZ Bratislava, retrieved from: https://www.iz.sk/en/projects/regions-of-slovakia/middle-vah-river


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Current statistics

August 2022: number of unemployed at the labour offices: 183667, of which 79589 are long term unemployed, unemployment rate 6.8 % (2.9 % long term unemployment)

Highest unemployment: Rimavská Sobota 20.4 % (13.3 %), Revúca 19.8 % (13.0 %), Kežmarok 18.1 % (9.6 %), Sabinov 15.9 % (9.8 %), Vranov nad Topľou 15.5 % (8.5 %)

Lowest unemployment:: Bratislava V 2.7 %, Ilava 3.0 %, Trenčín 3.1 %, Nitra 3.2 %, Bratislava I 3.3 %