Slovakia's unemployment rate rose by 0.23 percentage points in September to reach 12.42 percent, the Labour, Social Affairs and the Family Office (ÚPSVaR) informed the TASR newswire on Tuesday, October 19.
A total of 377,007 job-seekers were registered at job centres in September. Of this number, 333,841 were immediately available to start work. The figure was 6,734 higher than in August, and 3,981 more than a year earlier. The average length of time that unemployed people were registered at labour offices reached 13.73 months in September, a year-on-year increase of 2.62 months.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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20. Oct 2010 at 10:00