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Jobs, and joblessness, decline

BOTH UNEMPLOYMENT and employment fell in the second quarter of 2002, with economists explaining the paradox by noting that the university student population was 10 per cent larger than in the second quarter of 2001.

Unemployment in the second quarter was down 60 basis points from 2Q01 to 18.6 per cent, while 486,000 people were without jobs, 4.6 per cent less than a year ago.

Meanwhile, the number of economically active people fell from 2Q01 to 2Q02 by 0.2 per cent to 2.114 million.

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Sagan rewrites history Video

Cyclist Peter Sagan becomes the first man to win three consecutive world championships.

When the state can’t keep a secret

A selective leak has tarnished President Kiska’s reputation. But he must continue to speak out about corruption.

President Andrej Kiska

Námestie Slobody gets facelift Photo

The architectural tender will gather ideas for the redesign of the biggest square in Bratislava

Námestie Slobody will be redesigned into a kind of living room in the city.

Fundamental values explored at Divadelná Nitra 2017

This time round, the Slovak, European and US ensembles at the theatre festival focus on #fundamentals, i.e. basic values and the essence of all things.

Nature Theatre of Oklahoma: Pursuit of Happiness