Unemployment lowest in 12 years
The number of employed Czech residents has exceeded 5 million for the first time in the country's history, the Czech Statistical Office reported. Unemployment has dipped to 4.3 percent, which is the lowest figure in 12 years. Some 220,000 people are currently unable to find a job. The lowest rate of unemployment – currently at 1.8 percent - is in Prague, while the highest rate is in the region of Moravia-Silesia, with 7.6 percent of people out of work. Employers complain increasingly of a lack of skilled workers.