Economic policy / Employment and Social Affairs

This section reports on economic policy initiatives of the Czech government, the EU, and other entities that have a direct impact on the competitiveness of the country. It also includes information on economic priorities of the AmCham and other leading associations.

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14th February 2017 / Economic policy / Employment and Social Affairs

ILO: More long-term care services for the elderly needed in Central-Eastern Europe

The share of public long-term care expenditure in terms of GDP in Central and Eastern Europe countries is generally less than half of that in OECD countries. It represents 0.7 per cent in the Czech Republic, 0.74 per cent in Poland and 0.53 per cent in Serbia compared to 1.7 per cent in OECD countries, the International Labour Organization ILO writes.
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30th January 2017 / Economic policy / Employment and Social Affairs

Czech Workforce Report 4: Employment & median wage by occupation in the South Moravian (Jihomoravsky) region for the period 2011-2015

55% of employment in the South Moravian region is of managers (5%), professionals (20%), and technicians (30%). The number of managers dropped by 5,600 positions (-26%) - mainly in the private sector. The difference in median wage of clerical workers and plant / machine operators, assemblers is marginal in both sectors. 
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17th January 2017 / Economic policy / Employment and Social Affairs

ILO: In Europe long-term unemployment continues to climb despite receding unemployment rates

In both Europe and North America, long-term unemployment remains stubbornly high compared to pre-crisis levels. new ILO report says. Considering that the CEE regional employment growth is projected to remain in negative territory, the expected unemployment reduction is mainly attributable to a reduction in the labour force of 0.7 per cent per year between 2016 and 2018, partly explained by rising emigration rates. 
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