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Jobless rate remains below 10 percent

The arrival of school graduates on the labour market has not affected unemployment much.

Illustrative stock photo(Source: TASR)

The jobless rate in Slovakia was 9.45 percent in June, which is exactly the same as in the previous month. In annual terms, it dropped by 2.10 percentage points, according to the Central Office of Labour, Social Affairs and Family (ÚPSVaR).

As for the absolute numbers, the labour offices registered altogether 256,615 people ready to take jobs immediately, down by 127 people (or 0.05 percent) month-on-month and 54,808 (17.6 percent) year-on-year.

The jobless rate counted from the total number of the unemployed accounted for 11.02 percent in June, which is by 0.11 percentage point less than last month and by 2.1 percentage points less than last year. In absolute numbers, the labour offices registered a total of 299,427 in June, down by 2,837 people m/m and 54,417 people y/y. 

It is for the first time in many years that the total number of the unemployed dropped below 300,000 in June, Labour Minister Ján Richter (Smer) told the press on July 20.

“This happened even in the month which has its specifics due to the fact that university graduates register with the labour offices,” Richter said, as quoted by the TASR newswire.

Altogether three regions reported a drop in the number of jobless in June, with the highest being registered in Trnava (down by 0.24 percentage point). The highest unemployment rate is in Prešov Region (14.47 percent), followed by Banská Bystrica Region (13.55 percent) and Košice Region (13.15 percent). In all three of them the number of jobless is higher than the national average (9.45 percent), ÚPSVaR informed.

The labour offices registered altogether 41,929 available job positions in the end of June, which is 63 less than in May. The most jobs were offered in Bratislava Region (8,623), while the fewest were in Košice Region (3,582).

Topic: Career and HR


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