Czech Republic

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LABOUR MARKET

 

 

Labour market indicators

Unemployment rate in 2004: 8,3% (ILO data)


Working population:

Year

Total Population

Working population

Activity rate

2004  

10 183 344  
5 678 640  
56%  
Source : Worldbank


Employment by sector:

Year

Agriculture

Industry

Services

2004  

3.7%  
39.1%  
57.2%  
Sources: ILO, Eurostat, last available data

 

Employment contracts
Legal clauses regulate employment contracts and to a lesser degree collective agreements and individual negotiations.
The terms of employment contracts are extremely rigid and the limits for dismissal are less strict.


Salaries

National monthly minimum wage as of 01/01/2003: 199 euros

Average wage for a employee in the manufacturing industry in 2004: 17035 koruny by  month (ILO data)


Social security contributions

Employer: 35 %.

Employee: 12.5 %.

 

Number of hours

Legal definition of full time work (per week): 40 hours

Retirement age: 55 for women and 60 for men.

 

Unions

Average rate of union membership:N/A.

Unions: The Confederation CMK OS (Ceskomoravská konfederace odborových svazu Czech) can be listed.


Useful links

For further informations on the labour market, check out the following web sites:

- International Labour Organization (ILO): studies, statistics and reports on working conditions and labour markets

- NATLEX : ILO database on national labour laws

- Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs

- Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic (SPCR)


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