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Region middle Vár river

consists of counties:

map of region middle Vár 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 Vár 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 115530 618530 914532 877533 857534 768535 562536 247536 758
number of unemployed26 99628 37426 31822 85618 70813 1079955970413 863
number of long-term unemployed10 20411 29611 482972470444193243718422423
number of people receiving social benefits13 71713 86511 886821457464182324726552569
unemployment rate10.210.7108.674.
long-term unemployment rate3.
assignation tax121 363 501120 522 016124 474 537137 930 791150 639 347169 448 139185 370 268209 853 532
demographic dependency20.721.322.022.923.925.
demographic pyramid middle Vár river 2020 demographic pyramid middle Vár river 2035

number of unemployed

less than 24 years532754094847391027991805123111661725
25 to 39 years925696429066798066904726358535194929
40 to 54 years886191748366723859774088310530784520
55 years and more374341494038372832422467203419412688

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Current statistics

September 2021: number of unemployed at the labour offices: 210456, of which 95768 are long term unemployed, unemployment rate 7.8 % (3.5 % long term unemployment)

Highest unemployment: Revúca 22.4 % (14.1 %), Rimavská Sobota 22.0 % (13.9 %), Kežmarok 18.6 % (10.4 %)

Lowest unemployment:: Nitra 3.9 %, Trenčín 4.0 %, Hlohovec 4.0 %, Piešťany 4.1 %, Trnava 4.1 %