Unemployment down

Slovakia's unemployment rate for October was 12.8 percent, dropping below 13 percent for the first time since the end of 1994, Hospodarské noviny reported. Of the 325,490 involuntarily unemployed, 25.3 percent received unemployment benefits, which is 1,942 people more than in September. Trend reported that Bratislava's unemployment rate is 3.9 percent and that the average annual wage grew annually by 19.4 percent to 8,733 Sk.

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