REGIONAL DIFFERENCES IN THE LABOUR MARKET IN SLOVAKIA AND THE CZECH REPUBLIC
Eva Koisova, Jana Masarova, Jozef Habanik
regional differences, labour market, employment, average wages, Czech Republic, Slovakia
At present, Slovakia and the Czech Republic are experiencing favourable economic conditions. The socio-economic development in regions in the country except a new created product is also affected by labour market factors, employment and average salary. This paper assesses and compares the development trends in employment and average wages in the regions of Slovakia and the Czech Republic, and defines development differences over a selected time period: 2007-2016. We used statistical indicators to monitor the observed phenomenon variability by means of setting the minimum, maximum and average variation ranges and coefficients. To set a position, from descriptive characteristics a simple arithmetic mean was used. From the results of the analyses, it can be seen that significant regional differences exist in the Czech and Slovak labour markets due to different primary potentials, different possibilities of development, economic structures, demographic differences and levels of infrastructure. The situation in the Czech labour market is better than in Slovakia, and the differences among regions are smaller in the Czech Republic. For the particular regions, we chose territorial units at the NUTS III level.
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Koisova, E., Masarova, J., Habanik, J. (2018). REGIONAL DIFFERENCES IN THE LABOUR MARKET IN SLOVAKIA AND THE CZECH REPUBLIC. Journal of Competitiveness, 10 (2), 104-117. https://doi.org/10.7441/joc.2018.02.07