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Eurostat: Employment rate in Slovakia at 57.7%

THE EU's Statistical Office, Eurostat, said that the employment rate in Slovakia was 57.7 percent in 2005, which was the fifth lowest level within the whole union.

Poland showed the lowest employment rate at 52.8 percent, while Malta (53.9 percent), Hungary (56.9 percent), and Italy (57.6 percent) also reported employment rates below 60 percent. The EU average was 63.8 percent with 195.5 million people employed.

Eurostat calculates the employment rate as the percentage of the population between 15 and 64 years of age that is working. It considers an employed person as someone performing any job for reward at least one hour a week.

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