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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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No Slovaks among the victims of Manchester attack so far

The representatives of Slovakia have expressed their sympathy to the families of the victims.

Police guard close to the Manchester Arena in Manchester, Britain, on May 23, 2017, a day after an explosion.

It's not your Slovakia, Bystrica protesters told Kotleba

President Andrej Kiska spoke to the crowd at the protest gathering, asking Slovaks what kind of country they want to have.

Lajčák gives two versions of the Evka story

The Foreign Ministry gives opposing statements about suspicious procurement related to the Slovak Presidency over the EU Council.

Government of PM Robert Fico (left) endorses Lajčák as its official candidate.

Napoleon’s oak planted in Bratislava's Tyršovo Embankment Photo

An oak of Napoleonic legend was replanted, part of a commemoration spanning several days.

Planting "Naopoleon's oak" on May 20, 2017.