Slovakia

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LABOUR MARKET

 

 

Labour market indicators

Unemployment rate in 2004: 18,2% (ILO data)


Working population:

Year

Total Population

Working population

Activity rate

2004  

5 390 300  
2 996 578  
56%  
Source : Worldbank


Employment by sector:

Year

Agriculture

Industry

Services

2004  

3.9%  
34.3%  
61.8%  
Sources: ILO, Eurostat, last available data

 

Employment contracts
Employment contracts are regulated by legal clauses and to a lesser degree by collective agreements and individual negotiations.
The terms of employment contracts are rather rigid.


Salaries

National monthly minimum wage as of 01/01/2003: 118 euros

Average wage for a employee in the manufacturing industry in 2004: 16378 koruny by  month (ILO data)


Social security contributions

Employer: 38 %.

Employee: 12,80%.

 

Number of hours

Legal definition of full time work (per week): 42,5 hours

Retirement age: 55 - 57 for women and 65 for men.

 

Unions

Average rate of union membership:50 %.

Unions: N/A.


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, Social Affairs, and Family

- Federation of Employers' Unions & Associations of the Slovak Republic (AZZZ)


Last modified in January 2006
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