The number of recipients of unemployment benefit in Slovakia increased slightly in August following four months of decline. Last month, 41,900 jobseekers were receiving the benefit, representing an increase of 700 compared with July. The number of beneficiaries was up by 300 compared to the same period a year ago. The number of people receiving unemployment benefit this year peaked in March at almost 45,700, social insurer Sociálna Poisťovňa (SP) said, as reported by the SITA newswire.
According to SP’s draft budget for 2013, 42,900 jobseekers on average should receive unemployment benefit each month. In the first half of 2012, SP paid unemployment benefits to 43,900 people per month on average. The social insurer is due to pay out almost €172 million in unemployment benefits next year, €2.3 million less than is forecast for this year.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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20. Sep 2012 at 10:00