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Employment continues to fall

THE YEAR-ON-YEAR decline in employment continued in all sectors of the Slovak economy in August. The information and telecommunications technologies sector registered the biggest annual drop, down by 10.9 percent to 33,193 people. Employment in distribution and repair of motor vehicles decreased 6.4 percent to 20,941. The wholesale sector reported the third deepest drop, of 4.9 percent, to 94,835, the Slovak Statistics Office announced on October 11.

THE YEAR-ON-YEAR decline in employment continued in all sectors of the Slovak economy in August. The information and telecommunications technologies sector registered the biggest annual drop, down by 10.9 percent to 33,193 people. Employment in distribution and repair of motor vehicles decreased 6.4 percent to 20,941. The wholesale sector reported the third deepest drop, of 4.9 percent, to 94,835, the Slovak Statistics Office announced on October 11.

Employment in industry went up during August to 480,154, but failed to reach the 484,071 level of last August. In construction, employment was also below last August's level of 186,413, with construction workers numbering 181,101 at the end of August 2010.


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