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Slovakia - National Level

Short overview of the labour market


As of 31 December 2018, the Slovak Republic had a population of 5,450,421. Natural population growth reached a figure of 4,055 persons in that year.

Foreign migration was at a high level (7,253 people immigrated and 3,298 people emigrated). Total population growth represented 7,301 persons.

The industrial sector had a decisive impact on employment growth; the number of workers in construction, finance, insurance, administration and healthcare also went up. Based on age distribution, the overall employment grew in almost all age categories, with the highest increase in the 35-49 age group. Employment decreased in the 15-24 and 55-59 age groups.

In relative terms, the highest increase in employment was in the Košice, Bratislava and Žilina regions.

The highest employment rate of 80.5% was in the Bratislava region.

Short-term migration to work abroad in 2018 decreased slightly compared to the previous year. Migrants worked mainly in construction and industrial activities. Among European countries, Slovak citizens worked mainly in the Czech Republic and Austria. From the regional perspective, the greatest number of migrants came from regions in eastern Slovakia (almost 60,000 people). The greatest increases in vacancies were in industrial manufacturing, construction, wholesale and retail trade, transport and storage, accommodation and catering services, and in the fields of the arts, entertainment and recreation.

The biggest employers in the Slovak Republic:

PCA Slovakia s.r.o Trnava,

Johns Manville Slovakia s.r.o., Trnava

Danfoss Power Solutions a.s.

Dongil Rubber Belt Slovakia, s r.o.

KIA Motors Slovakia s.r.o., Teplička nad Váhom

INA KYSUCE  spol. s.r.o.

Mobis Slovakia s.r.o., Gbeľany

Continental Automotive System Slovakia s.r.o.

COOP Jednota Krupina, consumer cooperative

SIIX EMS Slovakia s.r.o., Nitra

Jaguar Land Rover Slovakia s.r.o.

Kongsberg Automotive Vráble s.r.o.

Pivovary TOPVAR a.s., Veľký Šariš – beer brewing and distribution

PLASTIFLEX SLOVAKIA s.r.o., Kežmarok – chemicals and plastics

Polygraf Print s.r.o., Prešov – media, publishing and culture

PSS Svidník a.s., Svidník engineering

Tatravagónka a.s. Poprad Poprad

US Steel Košice

GetragFord s.r.o.

T-systems Slovakia s.r.o.

Východoslovenská vodárenská spoločnosť a.s. [East Slovak Water Company]

Východoslovenská energetika a.s. [East Slovak Power Engineering]

Železničná spoločnosť Slovensko a.s. [Slovak Railways]

University Hospital, Košice

Faurecia Slovakia s.r.o., Samsung Electronics LCD Slovakia s.r.o., PSA Slovakia s.r.o.

ŽOS a.s., Trnava KIA Motors Slovakia s.r.o., INA Kysuce a.s., Mobis Slovakia s.r.o., JOHNSON CONTROLS INTERNATIONAL spol. s.r.o.

Swedwood Slovakia s.r.o, ECCO Slovakia a.s.

ŽOS Vrútky a.s., Molex a.s., Valeo s.r.o., T-systems Slovakia s.r.o. Schelling Slovakia s.r.o., Magneti Marelli Slovakia s.r.o.

Essity Slovakia s.r.o.

Embraco Slovakia s.r.o.

Continental Matador Rubber s.r.o.

YURA Corporation Slovakia s.r.o.

Gabor s.r.o.

AU Optronics Slovakia s.r.o.

Leoni Autokabel Slovakia s.r.o.

Johnson Controls Trenčín s.r.o.

WHIRPOOL Slovakia spol. s.r.o.

Volkswagen Slovakia a.s.

FOXCONN Slovakia spol. s.r.o.

OSRAM Slovakia a.s.

DUSLO a.s.

Sources used

Statistics Office of the Slovak Republic


Text last edited on: 07/2019

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