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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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Surcharges for night, weekend and holiday work will go up in two phases

Social partners agree upon a compromise solution.

Giving a voice to those unheard

The Sme daily celebrates 25 years since its founding. It is of immense importance that it remains independent and free, writes its editor-in-chief.

The Sme daily celebrates 25th anniversary

The newspaper, which was established as a protest against autocratic power, has been published for 25 years.

The first issue of Sme in own printing house; publisher Alexej Fulmek (C) with chief editor Karol Ježík (R).

Ryanair changes its cabin bag policy as of Monday, January 15th

The low-cost airline operates dozens routes from Bratislava.

ryanair plane, illustrative stock photo