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Unemployment increased slightly in July

The official unemployment rate in Slovakia increased to 7.47 percent in July, rising by 0.05 percentage points month-on-month, but falling by 0.83 percentage points year-on-year, the Centre for Labour, Social Affairs and the Family announced on August 18.

The official unemployment rate in Slovakia increased to 7.47 percent in July, rising by 0.05 percentage points month-on-month, but falling by 0.83 percentage points year-on-year, the Centre for Labour, Social Affairs and the Family announced on August 18.

The number of people registered as looking for work grew by 1,386 month-on-month to 194,841. Compared to July 2007, there were almost 21,000 fewer unemployed.

The total number of people designated as job-seekers was 224,770 in July, meaning that unemployment calculated in this way reached 8.62 percent, an increase of 0.08 percentage points month-on-month, but a reduction of 0.84 percentage points year-on-year. The highest unemployment rate in July was recorded in the Rimavská Sobota district (Banská Bystrica Region), at almost 27 percent; followed by the Revúca district (also Banská Bystrica Region), at more than 25 percent; and the Rožňava district (Košice Region), at almost 19 percent.

The lowest unemployment rate in July was in Bratislava, 2 percent, while the districts of Trenčín, Pezinok (Bratislava Region) and Galanta (Trnava Region) all recorded 3 percent. TASR

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

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