Slovakia’s unemployment rate drops to 12.24 percent in May

Unemployment in Slovakia stood at 12.24 percent in May, which represents a drop of 0.28 percentage point month-on-month, the Labour, Social Affairs and the Family Office (ÚPSVaR) announced on Monday, June 21, the TASR newswire reported. A total of 375,161 job-seekers were registered at job centres in May. Even though their number was lower than in April, the number has risen by 30,000 people on an annual basis.

Unemployment in Slovakia stood at 12.24 percent in May, which represents a drop of 0.28 percentage point month-on-month, the Labour, Social Affairs and the Family Office (ÚPSVaR) announced on Monday, June 21, the TASR newswire reported.

A total of 375,161 job-seekers were registered at job centres in May. Even though their number was lower than in April, the number has risen by 30,000 people on an annual basis.

The average job-seeker has been registered for 13.21 months, with this indicator going up by 2.67 months year-on-year, TASR newswire wrote. The drop in the jobless rate was indicated by Labour, Social Affairs and the Family Minister Viera Tomanová in early June, when she predicted that the figure would stand at 12.25 percent.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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