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Unemployment rises to 14.1 percent in 3Q13
5 Dec 2013 Flash News
Unemployment in Slovakia grew, albeit more slowly, in the third quarter of 2013. In absolute terms, the number of unemployed people increased by 10,700 y-o-y to 382,000, the Slovak Statistics Office (ŠÚ) announced on December 4.
The number of unemployed people increased in most Slovak regions, from Žilina region (up by 0.8 percent y-o-y) to Trnava (up 12.4 percent). Unemployment went down by 3.5 percent in Košice region. Košice and Prešov regions contributed most to Slovakia’s overall unemployment figures, with their rates reaching 18.9 percent and 18.8 percent, respectively. Between 1Q-3Q13, unemployment went up 385,800 people or by 0.4 percentage points to 14.2 percent.
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