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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 number of villages 192.

basic data

number of inhabitants530 142530 627530 929530 983531 139531 542533 249533 763
number of unemployed26 99628 37426 31822 85618 70813 10799559704
number of long-term unemployed10 20411 29611 48297247044419324371842
number of people receiving social benefits13 71713 86511 88682145746418232472655
unemployment rate10.210.7108.674.83.73.6
long-term unemployment rate3.
assignation tax121 363 501120 522 016124 474 537137 930 791150 639 347169 448 139185 370 268209 853 532
demographic dependency20.721.322.022.923.824.925.526.6
demographic pyramid middle Vah river 2019 demographic pyramid middle Vah river 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 %