Czech capital Prague again posted the lowest unemployment rate in the European Union of 1.3% in 2018, followed by Czech South-West region, according to Eurostat data published on April 29.
Four Czech regions have also been ranked among the ten regions with the lowest unemployment rates of young people aged 15-24. They are South-West with 4.1%, Central Bohemia with 5.0%, Central Moravia with 5.1% and Prague with 5.6%.
In March, Czech unemployment fell to 3% from 3.3% in February and from 3.5% in March 2018, due to the start of seasonal work. The lowest unemployment rate was also recorded by Czech Statistics Office in Prague, up by 1.9% in March. The highest numbers were posted in the Moravia-Silesian and Ustecky regions, where the unemployment rate reached 4.0% and 4.6%, respectively.
The highest unemployment rate was recorded by Eurostat at overseas department of France's Mayotte, amounting to 35.1%.
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The adjusted annual growth in April owes to production expanding 14% y/y in the most-weighted manufacturing segment, compared to a growth of 7% y/y the preceding month.
The pick-up owes to the calendar effect, with sales spiking because of Easter but also to Polish households’ general inclination towards increased consumption, driven by the good situation on the labour market – low unemployment and growing wages.
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The headline figure attests to the Polish industrial sector’s stubbornness to give in to negative trends in the external environment, especially the slowdown of activity in Germany, Poland's largest trading partner.