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EMPLOYMENT NOTES

Employment drops, but wages increase

The number of employees dropped by 1.6 percent in industry, 1.2 percent in the construction sector, 0.6 percent in the retail sector, and 4.4 percent in the transportation sector in the first nine months of this year. The average nominal wage grew 13.2 percent to 9,184 Sk in industry, 16.7 percent to 9,529 Sk in construction, and 13.9 percent to 9,874 Sk in transportation. Real wages grew 6.7 percent in industry, 10.0 percent in construction, and 7.4 percent in transport.

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How the national emblem appeared – including so far secret communism designs

Even Slovaks often do not know why the national emblem depicts a white double-cross, and not the Kriváň peak, or the design by artist Vincent Hložník. They also do not know why it makes a difference whether it is…

Offical Slovak national emblem and colours

Bratislava Zoo will have new wolf breeding station

One of most significant investments of the Bratislava Zoo in the year 2017 will be the building of a new wolf breeding station.

Foreigners: Events around Slovakia Photo

Tips for performances and other events in the Slovak regions between February 17 and February 26, including a race on old wooden sleighs, an operetta premiere, a lot of jazz, classical and rock music, and more.

Rce in krňačky sleighing, Turecká 2017

Some food really is better in Austria, study finds

EC says its role is to monitor safety, not quality – but Slovaks want the same as Austrians, says minister.

Illustrative stock photo