Employment in Slovakia's information and communication technology sector grew by 15 percent year-on-year in May, followed by higher employment levels in selected market services (6 percent growth), industry (5 percent), and transport and warehousing (2.3 percent), the TASR newswire wrote based on a report from Slovakia’s Statistics Office released on July 11.
Retail employment, along with employment in restaurants and pubs, also posted increases of 1.8 percent and 0.7 percent, respectively, while all other economic sectors recorded year-on-year falls in employment. A relative large drop in employment was recorded in the construction industry (3.7 percent).
In the first five months of 2011, 499,000 people were employed in Slovakia’s industrial sector, followed by construction (172,000), retail (153,600) and selected market services (126,000).
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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12. Jul 2011 at 10:00