More and more foreigners coming to work in Slovakia

Ukrainians, Serbs and Romanians make up half of all foreigners on the Slovak labour market.

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The number of foreigners working in Slovakia has increased by 56,000 in the last five years. Ukrainians, Serbs and Romanians make up half of all foreigners working in Slovakia.

By the end of June 2014, there were 17,000 foreign citizens working in Slovakia, compared to more than 73,000 at the end of June 2019, the SITA newswire reported, citing data from the Central Office of Labour, Social Affairs and Family.

The largest growing group among foreigners working in Slovakia are Ukrainians, of whom 18,200 were working in Slovakia by June 2019, compared to 892 five years ago, data from labour offices show.

They are followed by Serbians, whose number on the Slovak labour market increased in five years from 553 to over 13,000 in June 2019. The number of Romanians working in Slovakia more than doubled since June 2014, when there were 4,400. This year, statistics show that there are 9,800 Romanians on the Slovak labour market. Romanians, unlike Serbs and Ukrainians, are EU citizens.

One third of all the foreigners working in Slovakia were registered in the capital: 22,700 foreigners were employed in Bratislava at the end of June 2019.

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