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Jobless rate still very high

THE UNEMPLOYMENT rate in Slovakia fell to 15.9 percent in March, down from the 16.1 percent recorded for February, according to figures published by the EU's statistical agency Eurostat, the SITA news agency wrote.

Slovakia has the second highest unemployment rate in the EU, with only Poland posting a higher level - 18.1 percent.

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