Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs

This section feature research, opinion and progress reports on how the Czech Republic compares to other EU countries economically. It includes analysis of international rankings such as the WEF and World Bank.

Spotlight issue

29th November 2016 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs

HR experts on workforce shortage in the Czech Republic - opinions, data, possible solutions

The total number of available jobs by the end of 2015 was around 108,000, which, compared to the situation in January 2015, represents an increase by nearly 75%, says Ladislav Kučera, Managing Director of Hays Czech Republic, adding that even despite the significant rise in the number of available jobs and hard to fill jobs, companies have not yet resorted to significant wage increases.
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8th January 2019 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs

EC Women in Digital Scoreboard: Czechia ranks low, gender pay gap in the ICT sector among highest in the EU

The European Commission has launched an annual scoreboard to monitor women's participation in the digital economy. Czechia ranks 24th, behind Estonia (7th), Austria (13th), Slovakia (20th), Poland (21st) and Hungary (23rd). 
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7th January 2019 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs

Happiness Index made by Spanish scientists shows results for Czech Republic

Researchers at the University of Valencia and Polytechnic University of Valencia in Spain invented the Happiness Index named HAIN in a study using official data from sources such as the UN, World Data Bank and Eurostat. They tested the index on 13 European countries for which all the data they wanted was available: Austria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the UK.
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18th December 2018 / Competitiveness / Employment and Social Affairs

Czech Statistical Office: Pessimistic forecast says 7.4 mil., optimistic 12.38 mil. inhabitants in Czech Republic in 2100. Immigration behind population increase in Q1-3 2018

The Czech Statistical Office has recently announced estimated population growth in the Czech Republic. According to the pessimistic scenario, in 2050 there could be below 10 mil. and in 2010 only 7.4 mil. inhabitants in the Czech Republic. The optimistic scenario foresees the population of 11.34 mil. and 12.38 mil., respectively.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic