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Unemployment rate declines

Slovakia's unemployment rate declined to 12.96 percent at the end of April, down by 0.48 points from March, the Labor Office reported. The number of unemployed declined by 12,478 to 337,180, the report noted, adding that there are 12 applicants for every job opening. The highest unemployment was seen in the Košice region (17.67 percent) and in the Rimavská Sobota district (27.96 percent), while the lowest was in Bratislava. The number of those receiving unemployment benefits declined in April as well to 26.04 percent of all unemployment.

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