The official unemployment rate in the Czech Republic fell to 4.0 percent in June from May’s 4.1, the Czech Labour Office announce. The June rate is the lowest for 19 years with just over 297,000 people registered as seeking work. The number of vacancies rose to 185,500 meaning that there are an average 1.6 job seekers for every vacant place. There is still wide disparities in the jobless rate across the country.
The annual rate of Czech inflation slowed in June to 2.3 percent, 0.1 percentage point lower than the May figure, the Czech Statistical Office announced on Wednesday. The monthly inflation rate was unchanged. The annual figure stemmed largely from a slowdown in price rises for transport and cheaper clothes and footwear outweighing rising costs for food and drink.
Restrictions at the central Prague Metro station Muzeum came into effect on Tuesday. The closure of the relevant platform means that for the next five months it will not be possible to board or disembark from A (green) line trains heading toward or from Depo Hostivař in the east of the city. Passengers will be able to reach their destinations by first travelling one station in the direction opposite to that which they wish to take and then boarding the train they need. The closure of the platform has been necessitated by the seepage of water into the underground.
Czech breweries are no longer doing good business just exporting the country’s famous golden brew –they are exporting Czech beer culture and tank pubs are becoming a hit across Europe. The news site idnes.cz created a map of emerging Czech style tank pubs and Great Britain definitely comes out top of the pile.
The Czech Republic has the highest percentage of unfilled jobs in the entire European Union, according to data from Eurostat cited by iHned.cz. In the first quarter of this year, Czech companies were seeking to fill 3.1 percent of all positions – and the share was even higher in some industries, the news website reported.
Unemployment in the Czech Republic has gone down for the fourth consecutive month and is currently at its lowest level since May 2008. According to the latest figures from the country’s Labour Office, 4.1 percent of the potential workforce was jobless in May, down by 0.3 percentage points on the previous months. Meanwhile, the number of vacancies has been gradually increasing and currently stands at over 174,000.