There were 30,294 more people without jobs in January than the month before, bringing Slovakia’s jobless rate up one percentage point to a record 20.85 per cent. The rate is marginally higher than in January 2001. Nationwide, 563,946 people were without jobs; Košice region was the hardest hit, at 27.92 per cent, while even the wealthy Bratislava region saw a moderate increase to 6.87 per cent.
Compiled by Tom Nicholson from press reports.
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21. Feb 2002 at 7:56