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Unemployment rate in October at 17.13%

Unemployment rate in October at 17.13%

The number of registered unemployed in Slovakia at the end of October was 461,526, a drop of 11,013 compared with September and bringing the registered-unemployed rate down 0.41% to 17.13%. The number of unemployed fell 35,000 in October year-on-year.
The disposable unemployed rate (unemployed ready to take up jobs immediately) is 16.13%, according to the National Labour Office (NÚP).
The highest registered jobless rate was in the Košice Region (23.42%), followed by the regions of Nitra (21.08%), Prešov (20.66%), and Banská Bystrica (19.68%).
Bratislava reported the lowest unemployment rate (7.01%), followed by Trenčín (12.54%).
National Labour Office to spend 2.3 billion on jobs
The National Labour Office (NÚP) has projected revenues of 12.65 billion crowns and expenditures of 11.18 billion crowns for 2001. Its administrative fund will have 1.46 billion crowns at its disposal, NÚP general director Jaroslav Šumný said November 20.
The office will allocate 2.3 billion crowns for its active labour policy, i.e. financial support for the creation of new jobs, 1.5 billion crowns of this sum for a state subsidy for a public works project giving temporary work to people unemployed for more than one year.
The NÚP is focusing on active employment policy next year.


Compiled by Ed Holt
from SITA

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