Unemployment in Slovakia has dropped again to 14.81 percent, despite an extra 31,000 school leavers joining the job market.
National Labour Office (NÚP) May figures show that the highest unemployment is in the Košice region (22.02 percent) with the Bratislava region having just 3.63 percent.
"The trend towards lower unemployment may continue for the coming months, although there is expected to be a slight rise with the end of seasonal work," said analyst Marek Gábriš, from ČSOB bank.
The NÚP reported that the average length of unemployment was now 13 months, the longest in Slovak history.
Compiled by Conrad Toft from press reports
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23. Jun 2003 at 15:11