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ÚPSVaR reports Slovakia’s unemployment rate reaches nearly 13 percent in June

Unemployment in Slovakia grew from 12.84 percent in May to 12.98 percent in June, up 0.46 percentage point year-on-year, the Labour, Social Affairs and the Family Office (ÚPSVaR) reported on July 20, the TASR newswire wrote.

Unemployment in Slovakia grew from 12.84 percent in May to 12.98 percent in June, up 0.46 percentage point year-on-year, the Labour, Social Affairs and the Family Office (ÚPSVaR) reported on July 20, the TASR newswire wrote.

A slight year-on-year drop was seen in the group of long-term unemployed - from 48.6 percent to 48.2 percent. This was mainly caused by seasonal jobs and by anti-flood projects which have created 6,696 jobs so far.

The statistics have been affected by new university graduates and school-leavers. Around 7 percent of job applicants (or 27,000) were from this group, which represented an increase of 0.5 percentage point month-on-month.

Slovak job centres reported 9,078 vacancies in June, which was 34 percent more than a year ago. "This indicates a gradual revival in the labour market in Slovakia," stated ÚPSVaR, as quoted by TASR.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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