The coronavirus crisis keeps reducing numbers of foreign workers

Ukrainians and Serbians create the most numerous groups.

Illustrative stock photoIllustrative stock photo (Source: TASR)

The coronavirus crisis has also impacted the number of foreign workers in Slovakia.

Explore Slovak labour market and human resource trends (for more details visit Explore Slovak labour market and human resource trends (for more details visit

While in late February, there were 78,200 foreign nationals registered in the Slovak labour market. In late August, their number dropped to 73,300.

On the other hand, the number of foreigners working here increased by 68 compared with previous month, the SITA newswire reported, citing the data of the Central Office of Labour, Social Affairs and Family (ÚPSVaR).

Mostly Ukrainians and Serbians

The most numerous group of foreign workers comes from Ukraine. There were altogether 21,200 working in Slovakia in August, down by 153 compared with July.

Related articleFewer foreigners working in Slovakia Read more 

They are followed by Serbians, whose number dropped by 435 in August to 11,800.

From EU nationals, the most foreign workers come from Romania (8,000), the Czech Republic (6,000) and Hungary (5,000).

Western Slovakia dominates

More than one-quarter of foreigners worked in Bratislava and its five districts by the end of August, totalling 20,700.

The Trnava district follows with 7,200 foreigners working on its territory, while the labour office in Malacky reported 3,300 foreign workers.

On the other hand, only 10 foreign workers were registered by the labour office in Medzilaborce (Prešov Region) in late August.

Related articleCareer Guide: Exploring Slovak labour market trends and human resources in the wider EU context Read more 

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Theme: Economics

Read more articles by the topic

Top stories

People with negative tests can go to hairdresser or outdoor terraces

Those with a negative test result will have to follow rules introduced on October 15.

Companies fear drop in demand for their products and services the most

International chambers of commerce asked companies about their current situation as well as expectations.

Companies implemented anti-coronavirus measures.

News digest: The Gale targets corruption, cabinet officially prolongs curfew

Slovakia learned about biggest corporate taxpayers, the president signed laws changing the minimum wage and 13th pensions. Read the latest news overview.

Mobile testing units were built in the Hviezdoslavovo Square in Bratislava.

The big testing: When and where to show up, and what if I don't want to? (FAQ)

Here is what we know about the practicalities of the nationwide testing so far. Testing also applies to foreigners and diplomats in Slovakia.

Pilot testing in Bardejov