Unemployment climbs to 3.8 percent

Czech unemployment rose in December to 3.8 percent after four months of decline, according to the data released by Czech Labour Office on Tuesday. The figure stood at just over 280,000.

Despite the rise, it is still the lowest December figure since 1997. In December 2016, Czech unemployment stood at 5.2 percent. The number of vacancies increased in December to nearly 217,000, which is almost 3,000 more in November.