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October 4, 2022

Slovakia Registered Over 83,000 Migrants Employees in August of This

Recent statistical data from the Central Office of Labour, Social Affairs and Family of Slovakia revealed that the country is seeing a significant increase in the number of migrants working there.

According to these data, in August of this year, over 83,000 migrants have been employed in the country, which means that compared to the same period in 2021, the number has increased by 14,000 more, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

Longer-term migrants in the country tend to be third-country nationals, with Ukrainians making up the majority. Recent military conflict in Ukraine has only served to contribute to this,” the statement issued by the European Commission reads.

The largest group of foreigners working in Slovakia are Ukrainians. During this year, about 30,900 Ukrainians worked in Slovakia, while the number continued to grow.

Meanwhile, the second nationality from which foreigners are employed in Slovakia is Serbia, with about 9,400 employed citizens, followed by Romania, with 7,200 employed. The west of Slovakia is also a target for employment, thereby most foreigners, because it offers many good employment opportunities.

Data show that three out of every ten foreigners, or 24,200 in total working in Slovakia, work in the Bratislava and Trnava regions, and 5,400 are employed in the Western Slovakia region.

Taking into account the overall number of foreigners working in Slovakia during August – 83,000 – there were 1,700 more than in July of this year. From year to year, this was an increase of 14,200 foreigners.

In addition, in August, the number of Serbs working in Slovakia increased by 111 to 9,400. Among the citizens from the countries of the European Union, the highest number of those employed in Slovakia are Romanians with 7,200 workers, followed by Czechs 6,300with and in third place are the Hungarians, with 5,500.

The data of the Labor Office in Malacca also shows that 2,200 employed citizens come from other countries. On the contrary, only 21 foreign nationals worked in the Mexhilaborca ​​district at the end of August.

Moreover,  as of 2020, the number of foreigners working in Slovakia reached 78,200 when the pandemic began. After that, there was a noticeable decline for almost a year.

Previously, the Slovak authorities have approved a proposal to reduce and simplify the residence procedures that foreigners must follow in Slovakia.

In this regard, the Ministry of the Interior of Slovakia has prepared a proposal for the simplification of rules for foreigners, which it approved on August 24, 2022, and is expected to enter into force on January 1, 2023.