(CIANEWS) - Total employment in 1Q 2022 in the Czech Republic fell by 0.5% y/y to 5.14 million persons due to the application of new demographic weights after the 2021 Census. The total number of entrepreneurs (self-employed) showed a decline of 23,200. This is based on data from the Czech Statistical Office. According to the methodology of the International Labour Organisation, the number of unemployed decreased to 130,300 and the number of economically inactive 15 years and older to 3.55 million. The general unemployment rate in the 15-64 age group was 0.9 pp lower at 2.5%.