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Industry, building provides 40% of jobs in CR, most in EU

The Czech Republic also has a high share of people with full-time jobs, the third highest of all the EU members. Only Slovakia and Hungary had higher figures.

Industry and construction had a 40.2% share in employment in the Czech Republic in the Q3 of last year, the highest in all EU countries, with only Slovakia getting close to it, according to data the Czech Statistical Office (CSU) released on its website.

The situation is similar in the manufacturing industry. Its share in the Czech Republic made up 28.4% in the overall employment in the Q3, the highest level of all EU countries. The share of the manufacturing industry in the Czech Republic was some 10 percentage points higher than in the EU 25 and 11 points higher than in the EU 15, the CSU said. On the other hand, the sector of services has a much lower share than in the EU 15, as well as the EU 25 which includes the newcomer countries.

Compared with the EU 25, it is 12 percentage points lower, and compared with the EU 15, 14 points lower. Categories with a below-average share in the Czech Republic are real estate sale and leasing, business activities, health and social care, financial mediation and education. The Czech Republic also has a high share of people with full-time jobs, the third highest of all the EU members.

Only Slovakia and Hungary had higher figures. The share of men working full time in the Czech Republic was the second highest of the EU 25 in the Q3, and the share of women the fourth highest, the statisticians said. (launch.praguemonitor.com)