Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Unemployment rate in Košice area hits 16.2% in January

The unemployment rate in the Košice area reached 16.18 percent in January, which represents 56,819 people without work. This is the second highest unemployment rate in Slovakia, according to data published by the Office for Labour, Social Affairs and Family.

The unemployment rate in the Košice area reached 16.18 percent in January, which represents 56,819 people without work. This is the second highest unemployment rate in Slovakia, according to data published by the Office for Labour, Social Affairs and Family.

The highest unemployment rate in the area was in the Rožňava District, where unemployment amounted to 24.25 percent in late January, ranking the third highest among all districts in Slovakia. Spokesperson for the Rožňava Labour Office, Miroslava Spišáková, told the SITA newswire that the number of unemployed reached 7,150 which is an increase of 289 job searchers since December.

The Trebišov District registered the second highest unemployment rate in the area at 23.96 percent which was concurrently the fourth highest unemployment rate across Slovakia. Trebišov Labour Office director Jana Mondíková informed SITA that they registered 10,763 job seekers, including 5,343 women. SITA

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

Top stories

UPDATED: Slovakia’s Kuzmina wins Olympic gold Video

The Slovak biathlete dominates the 12.5km race at this year’s Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang.

Anastasiya Kuzmina

Slovakia ends last in its preliminary group Photo

Slovenia defeated the Slovak team on shootouts.

Slovak archaeologists discover a key to understanding the Maya

Revolutionary laser technology has changed the view of current knowledge about the ancient Mayas. Slovak experts' findings are part of a major breakthrough in Maya archaeology.

Slovaks participate in a major breakthrough in Maya archaeology.

Will Kiska run for president?

Media reports suggest that Andrej Kiska will not run again. How does the situation look one year ahead of presidential election?

President Andrej Kiska