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Slovakia's May unemployment highest in EU

SLOVAKIA'S unemployment rate was the highest among all EU member states in May, according to the latest Eurostat statistics.

Slovakia's unemployment rate was 10.8 percent in May, the results published on July 3 showed.

The second-highest unemployment rate in May was recorded in Poland, with 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 seven percent, which is 0.1 percentage points lower than in April, and one percentage point lower than in May 2006. Unemployment in the eurozone also stood at seven percent.

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