Slovakia's unemployment rate drops to 13.1 percent in Q3

The unemployment rate in Slovakia for the third quarter of 2011 dropped by one percentage points y-o-y to 13.1 percent and was unchanged from the second quarter, according to data released by the country's Statistics Office. In absolute figures, the number of jobless people dropped by 25,500 since the third quarter of 2010 to 357,800 persons, the SITA newswire wrote.

The unemployment rate in Slovakia for the third quarter of 2011 dropped by one percentage points y-o-y to 13.1 percent and was unchanged from the second quarter, according to data released by the country's Statistics Office. In absolute figures, the number of jobless people dropped by 25,500 since the third quarter of 2010 to 357,800 persons, the SITA newswire wrote.

The seasonally-adjusted number of unemployed persons in the third quarter increased by 800 people to 360,700 from the second quarter. The number of people who have been without a job for more than a year was 222,300, representing 62.1 percent of the total. The number of persons unemployed for less than one year fell to 135,500 people.

The highest regional unemployment, at 19.9 percent, was in Košice Region. The third quarter unemployment rate fell in most regions with the biggest drop recorded in Trenčín Region, by 3.8 percentage points, and in Nitra Region by 2.3 percentage points. The jobless rate increased only in the Košice region, by 2 percentage points.

Source: SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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