The unemployment rate in Slovakia reported by the Labour, Social Affairs and the Family Centre (ÚPSVaR) grew by 0.12 percentage points year-on-year in July to reach 13.27 percent, the TASR newswire learned on Monday, August 20.
The month-on-month increase was 0.07 percentage points, bringing the number of Slovaks registered at job centres to 358,652. When people not available for work are added to the figure, it jumps to 399,105.
The Prešov region (eastern Slovakia) had the highest unemployment rate, with almost one in five people (19.3 percent) without a job. The Banská Bystrica region (central Slovakia) followed on almost the same proportion (19.01 percent), with the Košice region (again eastern Slovakia) third on 18.53 percent. ÚPSVaR expects the unemployment rate to stabilise or grow slightly in the near future.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.
21. Aug 2012 at 10:00