Unemployment Rate in Slovakia Down to 5.42 percent in April

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Bratislava, May 18 (TASR) – The unemployment rate in Slovakia in April stood at 5.42 percent, down by 0.13 percentage points (p.p.) month-on-month and by 2.32 p.p. year-on-year, TASR learnt from the latest data released by the Labour, Social Affairs and the Family Centre (UPSVaR) on Friday.

The number of jobseekers immediately able to take up a job was 149,611 in April, a decrease of 4,243 individuals m-o-m and of 29.13 percent y-o-y. The total number of jobseekers reached 183,518 in the fourth month of 2018, going down by 2.26 percent m-o-m and by 26.22 percent y-o-y.
“As for the unemployment rate calculated from the total number of jobseekers, it also posted a decline in April, namely to 6.65 percent, which was a total of 183,518 people,” said Labour, Social Affairs and the Family Centre (UPSVaR) general director Marian Valentovic at a press conference in Bratislava on Friday. The figure declined by 0.12 p.p. m-o-m and by 2.48 p.p. y-o-y.
All eight Slovak regions recorded cuts in their unemployment rates in April, with Banska Bystrica region seeing the most significant drop.
The unemployment rate declined in 62 districts, while 14 districts posted growth in unemployment, and the unemployment rate remained unchanged in three. The highest figure was recorded in Rimavska Sobota district (17.96 percent) and the lowest in Trnava district (1.96 percent).