Slovakia’s unemployment rate rose in November by 0.29 percentage points to 7.8 percent.
In a year-on-year comparison, unemployment was higher by 0.04 percentage points. At the end of last month, labour offices registered 203,430 jobless people able to take up a job immediately. This was a monthly increase of 7,508 persons and an annual growth of 1,497 people. Vladimír Haško of the informatics and statistics department at the Centre for Labour, Social Affairs and Family told a news conference that the decline in seasonal jobs, mass layoffs, the end of temporary jobs and dismissals based on an agreement or due to organisational reasons were the main factors behind growing unemployment rate.
The joblessness rate is expected to grow to 8.06 percent in December.
Almost all districts in Slovakia reported growth in unemployment, except for Bratislava, which reported a month-on-month decline in joblessness of 0.03 percentage points to 2.18 percent. Banská Bystrica posted the highest unemployment, of 13.57 percent: up 0.37 percentage points from October. SITA
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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18. Dec 2008 at 18:00