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Industrial employment grew 5.1% in February, fastest in 4 years

Employment in industry grew by 5.1 percent in annual terms in February and was the fastest year-on-year growth since March 2007 according to figures released by Slovakia’s Statistics as reported by the SITA newswire. The office also said the number of employees in the ICT sector rose by 13.6 percent year-on-year in February.

Employment in industry grew by 5.1 percent in annual terms in February and was the fastest year-on-year growth since March 2007 according to figures released by Slovakia’s Statistics as reported by the SITA newswire. The office also said the number of employees in the ICT sector rose by 13.6 percent year-on-year in February.

Employment in the sector of selected market services grew by 8 percent and by 2 percent in transport and storage. Other sectors had fewer employees in a year-on-year comparison. The steepest decline of the number of employees was in the construction sector, amounting to 3.3 percent.

Industry provided work to 495,500 people in February, up almost 23,900 from 2010. The ICT sector had 38,200 employees in February, up almost 4,600 from February 2010.

Source: SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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