EMPLOYMENT NOTES

Summer doesn't bring jobs

The number of people receiving unemployment benefits grew by 5,919 (to 73,797) in June compared with May. Of the total number of unemployed 23.7% receive unemployment benefits (the remainder, unemployed for more than 6 months, receives social benefits). Of the total number of those receiving unemployment benefits, 50% are women, 21% are recent graduates and 6.6% are handicapped.

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More aggressive COVID strain probably dominant in Slovakia. It is not necessarily bad news

Virologists report they have found that the B.1.1.7 strain, first detected in the UK, is dominant in the samples from Trenčín.

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News digest: Slovakia will receive more than 4 million vaccines

Schools will continue with distance education. Curfew will be applied on January 25 and 26 too.

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I receive more hate mail than I used to, says outgoing transparency watchdog director

Gabriel Šípoš leaves Transparency International Slovakia after 11 years. Slovakia has gone a long way in transparency, he says.

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