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Employment rates up in some sectors in December

Employment rates rose in some sectors year-on-year in December 2008, with the biggest increase – 11.1 percent – registered in the construction industry, the Statistics Office announced on February 10.

Employment rates rose in some sectors year-on-year in December 2008, with the biggest increase – 11.1 percent – registered in the construction industry, the Statistics Office announced on February 10.

Other year-on-year increases in employment rates in December were in transport – by 6.4 percent – and in real estate, rentals, business activities and other services, the TASR newswire wrote.

Employment rates fell in other sectors, however, with reductions recorded as follows: in hotels and restaurants, by 5.7 percent; in industry, by 2.1 percent; in the sale and maintenance of motor vehicles, by 1.9 percent; and in postal services and telecommunications, by 0.5 percent.

For the whole of 2008, meanwhile, the employment rate in the construction industry rose by 9.1 percent year-on-year. Other increases were: in real estate, rentals, business activities and other services, by 6.2 percent; in transport, by 5.7 percent; in retail and in wholesale, both by 2 percent; in industry, by 1.6 percent¬; and in the sale and maintenance of motor vehicles, by 1 percent. Employment rates for the whole of 2008 fell in hotels and restaurants by 1.7 percent, while in postal services and telecommunications they were down 0.4 percent. TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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