Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Employment in Slovakia grew year-on-year in December 2011

Employment grew by 3.2 percent year-on-year in December 2011, according to Slovakia’s Statistics Office, with improvement in several monitored sectors, the SITA newswire reported.

Employment grew by 3.2 percent year-on-year in December 2011, according to Slovakia’s Statistics Office, with improvement in several monitored sectors, the SITA newswire reported.

The largest year-on-year increase in employment was reported in the information and communication technology sector, with growth of 12.1 percent, while employment in selected market services rose by 5.7 percent. The number of jobs increased by 4.3 percent in the industrial sector and rose by 0.8 percent in the retail sector.

Employment in the construction sector dropped by 3.5 percent year-on-year in December and fell by 0.1 percent in the wholesale sector. Sales and servicing of motor vehicles and accommodation sector reported no year-on-year changes in employment levels.

Source: SITA

Compiled by Radka Minarechová from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

In praise of concrete

It was once notorious for its drab tower blocks and urban crime, but Petržalka now epitomises modern Slovakia.

Petržalka is the epitome of communist-era architecture.

Slow down, fashion

Most people are unaware that buying too many clothes too harms the environment.

In shallow waters, experts are expendable

Mihál says that it is Sulík, the man whom his political opponents mocked for having a calculator for a brain, who “is pulling the party out of liberal waters and towards somewhere completely different”.

Richard Sulík is a man of slang.

Blog: Exploring 20th century military sites in Bratislava

It seems to be the fate of military sites and objects in Bratislava that none of them were ever used for the purposes they were built for - cavernas from WWI, bunkers from WWII, nuclear shelters or the anti-aircraft…

One nuclear shelter with a capacity for several hundred people now serves as a music club with suitable name Subclub (formerly U-club).