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Employment in industry up in May

In May 2007, employment in Slovakia grew most in the sector of motor vehicles sale and maintenance, with a growth of 20.5 percent.

According to the monthly report of Slovakia's Statistics Office, the number of employees in retail businesses went up 7.4 percent, in the construction industry 6.3 percent, in hotels and restaurants 6.3 percent, in real estate, rent, trade and other public services six percent, and in industry 2.9 percent.

A decline continued in the telecommunications sector and in postal services in May. Employment there went down 12 percent and 0.9 percent, respectively. The number of employees also dropped by 0.8 percent in the wholesale sector.

In the first five months of 2007, industry reported a labor force of 585,200 people on average, of which industrial manufacturing employed 539,700 people.

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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