Jobless rate dropped to a historic low of 8.89 percent in March

Registered jobless rate in Slovakia reached 8.89 percent at the end of March, down 0.31 percentage points compared with the previous month, the National Labour, Social Affairs and Family Office announced on April 17.

Compared with March 2006, the jobless rate was 2.53 points lower. Unemployment in Slovakia thus reached its historic low when it dropped below 9 percent for he first time. The number of job seekers able to take up a job immediately was 231,161 at the end of March.

This was 8,009 less than in February. Compared with March of last year, the figure decreased by 61,002 people. The Labour and Social Affairs' offices reported 264,530 job seekers at the end of March, down by 8,985 people compared with February and a drop of 64,739 people from March 2006.

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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