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Unemployment up again in January

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.

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News digest: Security Council will meet to discuss nationwide testing

Overview of news from Monday, October 19, 2020.

PM Igor Matovič announcing some details about nationwide testing on October 18.

PM wants to test everyone, Kotleba already positive in neo-Nazism

Nationwide testing is less utopian than the blackout but it is driven by the same ambition.

PM Igor Matovič shows the antigen testing kit that should be used in the nationwide testing project in Slovakia.

Matovič keeps falling. The effect of the dispute with its coalition partner is hard to guess

The senior coalition party was defeated by ex-PM Pellegrini’s movement, the Focus poll shows.

PM Igor Matovič

UPDATED: Nationwide testing will be secured by the army

Foreigners living in Slovakia will be able to get tested too.

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