Total employment in the Czech Republic is affected by the self-employed in a significant manner. The percentage of the self-employed, i.e. employers and own-account workers is fifth highest in EU28. There are higher shares in Greece, Italy, Romania, and in Poland, only. The share of the self-employed younger than 65 reached in total 14.4% in the EU28 in 2014 yet in the Czech Republic it was 17%. Also, since 1993 the average age of all working persons has prolonged by almost 4.8 years to almost 44 years (in the category of self-employed the average age grew by 6 years, whereas in the category of employees the average rose by 4 years). Read more.
5th March 2019