Employment in industry in Slovakia in July of this year dropped by 0.8 percent in annualised terms. As data published by the Slovak Statistics Office (ŠÚ) shows, the number of employees decreased most notably
in the seventh month in the sale and repair of motor vehicles by 5 percent, in the construction industry by 3.6 percent, in transport and storage by 1.6 percent, in retail trade by 1.4 percent and in wholesale by 0.8 percent.
Conversely, employment grew in selected market services by 11.3 percent. Employment in information and communication activity went up 8.5 percent, in accommodation by 1.8 percent and in restaurants and pubs by 0.9 percent.
On average for seven months of this year, 497,800 persons worked in industry, the SITA newswire quoted the šÚ on Tuesday, September 11. The construction industry employed 165,800 people, 151,800 worked in the retail sector, 139,000 in selected market services and 109,200 in transport
and storage. Compared with the first seven months of 2011, employment
increased in selected market services by 10 percent, in information and communication activity by 4.5 percent, housing by 1.8 percent, and restaurants and pubs by 0.9 percent. Employment decreased in the sale and repair of motor vehicles by 4.7 percent, in construction by 4.1 percent, in
transport and storage by 3.2 percent and in retail trade by 1.1 percent.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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