Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

One in three unemployed Slovaks unable to find job for 24 months

One in three unemployed Slovaks has been looking for a job for more than two years, according to data presented by the Labour, Social Affairs and the Family Centre (ÚPSVaR). The number of long-term unemployed Slovaks is over 121,600, with the highest figure (30,000) in Prešov region. Košice and Banská Bystrica region also reported high figures (almost 28,000 each), the TASR newswire reported.

One in three unemployed Slovaks has been looking for a job for more than two years, according to data presented by the Labour, Social Affairs and the Family Centre (ÚPSVaR). The number of long-term unemployed Slovaks is over 121,600, with the highest figure (30,000) in Prešov region. Košice and Banská Bystrica region also reported high figures (almost 28,000 each), the TASR newswire reported.

According to the statistics, the overall number of unemployed Slovaks reached over 393,000 in November, which represents an increase of more than 1,000 applicants month-on-month.

If the unemployment rate had been calculated from all job applicants, including those who cannot take up jobs immediately (due to health reasons etc.), it would have reached 14.74 percent in November, TASR reported.

Source: TASR

Top stories

LGBTI people in the regions: We change people’s minds

Bratislava will dress up in rainbow colours this August again, for the seventh time. This will be for the Bratislava Dúhový Pride diversity festival. But the colours of the rainbow are less bright in the regions,…

Slovakia’s LGBTI community seeks to expand their rights.

Things that make us different also make us stronger

On August 19, a rainbow flag will fly over the US Embassy in Bratislava to represent the firm commitment of the United States to defending the human rights of LGBTI people, writes Ambassador Sterling.

The rainbow flag flew over the US Embassy in Bratislava in 2016.

Blog: 5 things you should do on your visit to the north of Slovakia Photo

Here is a list of tips by an experienced tour guide - including things you have probably not tried before.

Bratislava growing high Photo

High-rise buildings sprouting up in Bratislava

Visualisation of the future skyline of Bratislava