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Slovakia’s unemployment highest in EU in May

According to the latest Eurostat statistics published on July 3, Slovakia's unemployment rate of 10.8 percent in May was the highest among all EU-member states.

The second highest unemployment rate in May was recorded in Poland (10.5 percent). France had the third-highest rate (8.7 percent).

The lowest rates were recorded in the Netherlands (3.2 percent), Denmark (3.3 percent), and Ireland (4.1 percent).

The average unemployment rate for the EU as a whole stood at 7.0 percent, which is 0.1 percentage points lower than in April, and 1 percentage point less than in May 2006. Unemployment in the eurozone, meanwhile, also stood at 7.0 percent.

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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