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Jobless rate in Slovakia drops to 13.12 percent in August

The unemployment rate in Slovakia dropped to 13.12 percent in August, slightly less than in July but still a percentage point higher than in August 2010, the SITA newswire wrote. The Labour, Social Affairs and Family Central Office reported there were 349,885 jobseekers able to take up a job immediately.

The unemployment rate in Slovakia dropped to 13.12 percent in August, slightly less than in July but still a percentage point higher than in August 2010, the SITA newswire wrote. The Labour, Social Affairs and Family Central Office reported there were 349,885 jobseekers able to take up a job immediately.

The overall number of unemployed persons was 384,220 in August, a month-on-month decline of 2,087. The unemployment rate calculated from the overall number of jobseekers – including those who cannot start working immediately - was 14.4 percent.

Six regions reported a decline in their jobless rate in August with the rate dropping the most in Nitra Region by 0.12 percentage points to 12.58 percent. Žilina Region recorded a 0.11-percentage point decrease to 11.3 percent and Prešov Region posted a 0.09-percentage point drop to 18.42 percent. The jobless rate in Banská Bystrica Region fell by 0.02 percentage points to 19.13 percent. Trenčín Region posted a 0.02-percentage point drop to 9.40 percent while Košice Region recorded a 0.01-percentage point decrease to 18.39 percent.

The unemployment rate increased 0.09 percentage points to 8.55 percent in Trnava Region and by 0.06 percentage points to 5.42 percent in Bratislava Region.

Source: SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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