Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Unemployment rate rises to 13.76 percent

The jobless rate in Slovakia grew by 0.07 percentage points month-on-month to 13.76 percent in February 2012, according to data presented by the Statistics Office. Compared to February 2011, the number of unemployed people was up by 0.60 percentage points. In total the number of people registered at labour offices rose to 411,801, the SITA newswire reported.

The jobless rate in Slovakia grew by 0.07 percentage points month-on-month to 13.76 percent in February 2012, according to data presented by the Statistics Office. Compared to February 2011, the number of unemployed people was up by 0.60 percentage points. In total the number of people registered at labour offices rose to 411,801, the SITA newswire reported.

The number of unemployed people rose in six of Slovakia’s eight regions. The most significant rises were registered in Nitra (by 0.21 percentage points), Prešov (by 0.13 percentage points) and Trnava (by 0.10 percent) Regions.

By contrast, the jobless rate dropped in two regions, Trenčín and Bratislava, by 0.04 percentage points in both.

The Statistics Office forecast that the unemployment rate would decline in March as a result of the recovery of the labour market and the beginning of seasonal work. However, it said the employment rate could be negatively affected by the return of Slovaks citizens from countries stricken by the European debt crisis, SITA wrote.

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

Šumiac breaks sweat record: first sauna to be revived

The sauna built in Šumiac by miller Michal Demo after returning from Russian captivity was the first one not just in Slovakia but in the entire former Czechoslovakia. Now it can be saved and re-used.

The construction of first Slovak sauna in Šumiac

Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava Video

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between August 18 and August 27, as well as regular services in different languages, training for foreigners in English and highlights of the year.

Pivobrana - Beer Festival

Have you ever climbed a via ferrata? Photo

In central Slovakia, there is one also suitable for beginners. Here are some of the views it offers.

Agrokomplex opens its gates Photo

This year’s exhibition has more discussions with experts and a family programme.