THE REGISTERED jobless rate in Slovakia reached 9.45 percent at the end of January, up 0.05 percentage points compared with the previous month, but down 2.37 percentage points from a year ago, according to National Labour Bureau data.
The number of job seekers able to take up a job immediately was 245,635 at the end of January, which was 56,670 fewer than in January 2006.
Local labour offices reported a total of 278,956 job seekers at the end of January, down by 63,436 year-on-year. The unemployment rate calculated from the total number of job seekers was 10.73 percent, down 2.65 percentage points in annual terms.
21. Feb 2007 at 9:54