The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Slovakia stood at 15.1 percent in June, down 0.4 percentage points from May, according to a survey by Eurostat, the European Union's Statistical Office.
However, Slovakia still reports the second highest jobless rate among EU countries. Only Poland, with a 16 percent unemployment rate, had worse results.
According to data from the Slovak Labor Office, which uses a different methodology from Eurostat, the registered unemployment rate in Slovakia decreased to 10.36 percent in June from 10.56 percent in May, news wire SITA wrote.
The average seasonally adjusted unemployment rate within the entire EU on a monthly basis decreased from 8.2 percent in May to 8.1 percent in June. In a year-on-year comparison it decreased by 0.7 percentage points. The jobless rate in the euro zone showed a monthly drop of 0.1 percentage points and a year-on-year decrease of 0.8 percentage points to 7.8 percent in June.
Compiled by Martina Jurinová from press reports
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2. Aug 2006 at 12:02