Slovak jobless rate down to 17.73% in October

According to data released on November 19 by the National Labour Office, the unemployment rate in Slovakia at the end of November fell to 17.73%, down 0.05% from October and continuing a positive trend seen since August. Since the same time last year, the unemployment rate has increased by 3.83%.

The labour office said the October unemployment drop was caused by a decrease in the number of new job seekers, and that the fall in unemployment was visible only in the regions of Bratislava, Trenčín and Nitra. Other regions have reported an opposite trend.

The average duration of unemployment has continued to grow, ending in October at 13.94 months - 0.2 months longer than in September. The rise in the number of newly registered unemployed over the past several years has recently stabilized, with October numbers up slightly by 682, to 460,304 people.

Top stories

News digest: Lockdown effects not fully seen yet, Bratislava shuts schools

Lockdown reduces mobility and new cases, but not hospitalisations. Cabinet approves €500 vouchers for seniors.


8 h
Some schools in Slovakia have been closed.

Some schools in Bratislava will switch to remote learning

Only kindergartens and grades one through four will remain open.


9 h
Finance Minister Igor Matovič presented his latest idea to boost vaccination rate and help businesses hit by the pandemic.

Finance Minister Matovič has a new way of boosting vaccination: €500 vouchers

The vouchers should be given to old people who decide to get vaccinated, to be subsequently spent on goods and services.


30. nov
Skryť Close ad