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October unemployment rises to 13.9%

The unemployment rate in Slovakia was 13.9% at the end of October, an increase of 0.14% over September. The actual reported number of unemployed people increased by 1,882 to 387,653 in October, said the NationalLabour Office on November 20.

As usual, the eastern Rimavská Sobota region reported the highest unemployment rate (30.65%), while Bratislava showed the best results of between 3.5 and 4%. Nationally, for every free job there were 31 registered jobless people in October.

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Hold onto your hats - heavy storms in Slovakia continue

Summer storms cause property damage, destroy gardens and possibly the harvest

Liberation of Mosul and the fight against ISIS

The United States, Slovakia, and the entire Global Coalition will continue to support our regional partners until ISIS has been defeated and the suffering ends.

Iraqi civilians flee their homes during fighting between Iraqi security forces and Islamic State militants, on the western side of Mosul, Iraq, in March 2017.

Lúčnica leader Štefan Nosáľ dies

Štefan Nosáľ, long-time choreographer and artistic director of the Lúčnica folklore ensemble, died at the age of 90.

Štefan Nosáľ and Lúčnica

Emergency declared in Prešov after Sunday storm Video

A powerful storm swept through the city on July 23.

Strong storm hit prešov on July 23.