ECONOMIC BRIEFS

September jobless rate unchanged at 13.76%

Slovak September unemployment was unchanged from August at 13.76%, the Labour Office said in a statement on October 20. The Labour Office changed its methodology for calculating the unemployment rate at the end of last year. The rate is now based on those unemployed who are immediately available for work. In September that figure was 358,767 people.

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News digest: High-profile arrests and discussion on reopening schools continues

PM Matovič proposes pilot testing for schools. Slovakia will have the very first Slovak ambassador to the EU.

PM Igor Matovič has stepped into the debate about opening the schools for older children.

Another former police president reportedly charged in a corruption case

NAKA charged eight former high-ranking police, SIS and Financial Administration officials.

Milan Lučanský

Matovič could have made comments about the US rather than Mongolia

I am proud of what has been achieved in Slovakia, says Billy Altansukh.

Older children will not return to schools before Christmas

PM Igor Matovič still wants some pupils to return, he proposed a pilot testing plan.

The school in Trebišov.