The unemployment rate in Slovakia fell by 0.18 percentage points month-on-month and by 0.03 p.p.s year-on-year to stand at 13.66 percent in October.
The unemployment rate calculated from the total number of job-seekers in October decreased by 0.15 percentage points m-o-m to 14.91 percent. Overall, the number of unemployed people in October dropped by 3,993 m-o-m to 402,505, the TASR newswire quoted the Labour, Social Affairs and the Family Centre (ÚPSVaR)on November 20.
Unemployment went down in October in most regions, with only the Bratislava region seeing a rise of 0.01 percentage points. The Košice region experienced the biggest reduction - by 0.31 percentage points. The highest overall unemployment rate was in the Prešov region, at 19.59 percent. Above-average rates were also recorded in the Banská Bystrica region (18.12 percent) and the Košice region (17.46 percent).
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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21. Nov 2013 at 10:00