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Youth joblessness down in August

THE NUMBER of unemployed youths went down in August compared with the previous year. The labour offices registered 71,730 people under the age of 25, down from 73,468 young jobless registered in August 2012, according to the latest statistics issued by the Centre of Labour, Social Affairs and Family (ÚPSVaR).

THE NUMBER of unemployed youths went down in August compared with the previous year. The labour offices registered 71,730 people under the age of 25, down from 73,468 young jobless registered in August 2012, according to the latest statistics issued by the Centre of Labour, Social Affairs and Family (ÚPSVaR).

“The problem with youth employment is primarily due to the fact that these people have usually only recently finished their training or schooling and have not acquired the necessary experience and work habits,” said spokesperson for ÚPSVaR Peter Zeman, as quoted by the TASR newswire.

The highest numbers of unemployed young people in August were in Prešov, Košice and Banská Bystrica Regions, with Bratislava Region reporting the fewest jobless youths, TASR wrote.

Zeman also said that employers have already established 9,000 new jobs for people under the age of 29 within the national youth employment project. With the project still running, it is possible that the number of unemployed young people will continue to decrease in the coming months.

“From a regional perspective, job placement of young people is more problematic in the regions with unemployment rates that are higher than the national average,” Zeman said, as quoted by TASR.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Radka Minarechová from press reports

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