OF THE people registered as unemployed in Slovakia in May 2011, 184,693 had been jobless for more than a year, according to the latest data released by the Centre for Labour, Social Affairs and the Family (ÚPSVaR), as reported by the TASR newswire. According to ÚPSVaR, this figure represented 48.6 percent of all unemployed people registered at job centres.
The highest number of long-term unemployed (43,320) was recorded in Prešov Region. High figures were also reported by the Košice and Banská Bystrica regions (almost 40,000 in each); the lowest was in Bratislava Region (4,548).
A total of 380,465 people were registered as unemployed in Slovakia in May 2011, putting the country’s unemployment rate at 12.84 percent.
11. Jul 2011 at 0:00 | Compiled by Spectator staff