The registered jobless rate in Slovakia reached 7.99 percent at the end of last December, which is an increase by 0.23 percentage points from late November. Compared with December 2006, the jobless rate was 1.41 percentage points lower, announced the National Labor, Social Affairs and Family Office on January 16.
The number of job seekers able to take up a job immediately was 207,863 at the end of December. Compared with November, this was more by 5,930 people. Compared with December of 2006, the figure decreased by 32,704 people. Labour offices reported a total of 239,939 job seekers at the end of December 2007, up by 4,216 people compared with November and a drop of 33,498 people from December 2006.
The unemployment rate calculated from the number of all job seekers was 9.23 percent at the end of last year. This is a 0.17 percentage-point increase compared with the previous month and a 1.46 percentage-point drop y/y. SITA
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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