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Region upper Hron river

consists of counties:

map of region upper Hron river

Region is situated in central part of Slovakia. Relief is mainly mountaineus. Massive of Nízke Tatry makes marked barier in the north. Other part of the area is filled by mountains of Slovenské Rudohorie. Head line of the area is a basin of river Hron – Horehronské Podolie. There occured specific situation in economic development. Because of administrative classification changes. In 1996, there were separated several districts from central \native\ district and were developping in different rate. Central native districts (Banská Bystrica, Zvolen) achieve today upper standard, while separated districts (Detva, Brezno) achieve lower standard in employment and labour market messures. Actual situation, indicate dominant standing and improvement of native districts, and constantly augmentation af problems and regional inequality in employment and labour market characteristics in new districts. Industrial base in Brezno and Detva is few deversified. Detva district is classed as economicly tailing away. Ecomomical potential of this region has unique regional specifics, which puts it among economic more problematic regions of Slovakia. It is caused not only by different economical base of districts, but also by different infrastructural equipement. Employment in the region in industrial branches has decrease in last years and this decrease is followed also by total decrease of number of industrial enterprises. Unless glass and ceramic, polygraphic and metallurgical industry showed encrease of employment in the last years. The largest decrease is marked in mine, food, wood and machine industry. Development of the economic structure in the last years of all country, where Horehronie takes part, is characterised by consistent reinforcement of services sector, by reducing industriy and building industry and by continuing decrease in agriculture.

Region upper Hron river contains cities Banská Bystrica, Brezno, Detva, Hriňová, Sliač, Zvolen and number of villages 106.

basic data

number of inhabitants276 682276 110275 592274 973274 571274 085273 538272 637271 964274 241
number of unemployed19 34819 45717 83716 88914 59310 4618069721592949506
number of long-term unemployed9196926186868410717147303084234026633838
number of people receiving social benefits14 80515 21613 89211 418961978136199524151384856
unemployment rate13.813.512.81210.
long-term unemployment rate6.
assignation tax64 656 89162 351 73865 603 45872 968 51479 417 09288 624 59596 516 280109 432 235112 803 768107 840 952
demographic dependency20.921.822.623.725.126.327.729.130.331.2
demographic pyramid upper Hron river 2021 demographic pyramid upper Hron river 2035

number of unemployed

less than 24 years34793385300726722039125388480311361091
25 to 39 years6975687862195864513635122663242731733190
40 to 54 years6347638359015667492236342834246431333314
55 years and more2551281127102687249520091688152018522005

Other regions

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


Current statistics

December 2021: number of unemployed at the labour offices: 200225, of which 92693 are long term unemployed, unemployment rate 7.4 % (3.4 % long term unemployment)

Highest unemployment: Rimavská Sobota 21.7 % (13.9 %), Revúca 20.8 % (13.6 %), Kežmarok 18.3 % (10.3 %), Rožňava 17.0 % (10.6 %)

Lowest unemployment:: Trenčín 3.5 %, Trnava 3.6 %, Hlohovec 3.6 %, Nitra 3.7 %, Piešťany 3.7 %