The year-over-year decline in employment continued in all sectors in July, according to Slovakia’s Statistics Office as reported by the SITA newswire with the steepest drop being recorded in the ICT sector, by 11.5 percent.
Employment in the sector of accommodation decreased 6.6 percent, 6.5 percent in the distribution and repairs of motor vehicles, 5.9 percent in the wholesale sector and 5.1 percent in pubs and restaurants.
Industry employed the most people on average in the January-July period (475,200), SITA wrote. As many as 426,700 people worked in the industrial manufacturing.
In annual terms, employment dropped the most in the wholesale sector, by 15.8 percent. The ICT sector posted a 12.7-percent decrease, and the indicator also slumped in the following sectors: pubs and restaurants (-9.8 percent), the distribution and repairs of motor vehicles (-8.8 percent), the sector of accommodation (-8.7 percent), industry (-7.2 percent), the sector of selected market services (-3.7 percent), the construction sector (-2.8 percent), the retail sector (-2.7 percent) and the sectors of transportation and storage (-1.9 percent).
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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9. Sep 2010 at 15:00