Slovakia's jobless rate drops to 14.60 %

In June, the National Labour Office (NUP) registered 387,561 unemployed ready to take up jobs immediately, a jobless rate of 14.60 percent. The unemployment rate dipped by 0.21 percentage points month-on-month. This is a 3.02 percent decrease in comparison with June 2002.

The total number of registered unemployed including persons on sick leave or those attending re-qualification courses was 427,640 last month, down by 5,469 or 1.26 percent from May, 2003.

The labour offices registered 34,448 new job seekers in June.

Compiled by Beáta Balogová from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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