Jobless rate slightly drops

The unemployment rate has reached 14.68 percent in June, down 0.13 percent from May. The National Labour Office (NUP) reported 389,793 people unemployed and ready to take up a job immediately.

Compared to last year's figures, the number of jobless dipped by nearly 7,500, the Labour Ministry reported.

The registered unemployment rate is at 15.44 percent in June, down 1.02 percentage points from May. The total number of registered job seekers dipped by 4,399 from May and 78,822 from June 2002.

Compiled by Beáta Balogová from press reports
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