Slovakia slipped six places to 32nd in Employment Flexibility Index
Slovakia slipped six places to 32nd among 41 EU and OECD countries in this year’s Employment Flexibility Index. The key reason is higher pay for weekend, night, and holiday work. Czechia came up 8th in the index and its unemployment is the lowest in the EU (and over half a million foreigners work in that country). Slovakia’s score suffers from limited duration of fixed-term contracts, and a high number of paid holidays. On the other hand, pay for overtime here is just 25% of the average wage, lower than in most countries. Denmark leads the ranking, and France came up last.