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Unemployment below 15 percent

UNEMPLOYMENT in Slovakia has dropped again, to 14.81 percent, despite an extra 31,000 school leavers joining the job market.

May figures from the National Labour Office (NÚP) show that the highest unemployment is in the Košice region (22.02 percent) with the Bratislava region having just 3.63 percent.

The NÚP reported that the average length of unemployment was now 13 months, the longest in Slovak history.

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The single canoe slalom team can boast with several records.

l-r: Alexander Slafkovský, Matej Beňuš and Michal Martikán

Blog: In Slovakia, tradition is key

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