The steepest year-on-year growth in employment in June was seen in the IT and communications sector, where it grew by 13.5 percent, Slovakia’s Statistics Office (ŠÚ) announced on August 10. The most significant fall was registered in construction, the TASR newswire reported.
Employment increased in selected market services by 7.4 percent, in industry by 4.8 percent, in transport and warehousing by 3.5 percent, in retail by 1.9 percent, and in bars and restaurants by 0.6 percent.
“The trend of decreasing employment continued in the remaining monitored sectors,” ŠÚ stated, as quoted by TASR. Employment fell in the construction industry by 3.5 percent, in accommodation by 1.8 percent, in wholesale by 1 percent, in the sale and maintenance of motor vehicles by 0.9 percent, and in restaurants and pubs by 0.4 percent.
Compiled by Radka Minarechová from press reports
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11. Aug 2011 at 14:00