Car sales employment up again

Employment in Slovakia grew the most in the sector of motor vehicles sales and maintenance in August, with growth of 21.4 percent year-on-year.

According to the monthly report of the Slovak Statistics Office, the number of employees in retail businesses went up 5.7 percent; in the sector of real estate, rent, trade and other public services, 5.5 percent; in transportation, 5.4 percent; in construction, 4.9 percent; in hotels and restaurants, 3.1 percent; and in industry, 2.1 percent.

A decline continued in August in the telecommunications sector and in postal services, where employment was down 6.8 percent and 2.1 percent, respectively. Employment also decreased in the wholesale sector, by 1.6 percent year-on-year.

In the first eight months of 2007, industry reported a labour force of 585,900 people on average, of which industrial manufacturing employed 540,300 people.

-SITA

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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