Employment up 2.5 percent in the third quarter

TOTAL employment in Slovakia reached 2,148,600 people in the third quarter of this year according to a flash estimate of the Slovak Statistical Office. Employment thus increased by 2.5 percent on an annual basis.

Total employment after seasonal adjustment amounted to 2,137,200 persons, which is a 2.5 percent increase year-on-year.

More detailed updated results will be released on December 7, 2006.

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News digest: Health care staff still lacking, president asks for amends

Slovakia is preparing to launch the nationwide testing on Saturday morning, but the government admitted they still need hundreds of health care staff. Kotleba violates quarantine and hospitals in the north are full.

The Bratislava Self-Governing Region started testing its staff on October 30.

Testing is impossible to carry out as planned, president says

President Zuzana Čaputová asked the government to reconsider measures for people who do not get tested, many will not get a chance.

President Zuzana Čaputová met with the representatives of the armed forces.

The big test is upon us. What are we to do?

For a foreigner living in Slovakia, there is yet another concern.

Health care professionals still lacking ahead of Saturday's testing

Government avoids mobilisation for now, PM offers an extra bonus to health care professionals who can serve the whole weekend.

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