RTTNews - Wednesday, the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic announced that the jobless rate stood at 11.3% in the second quarter, up from 10.5% recorded in the previous quarter. The jobless rate was 10.1% a year ago.

The number of unemployed increased to 0.302 million persons in the second quarter from 0.281 million last quarter.

On August 18, the statistical office reported that the jobless rate stood at 12.07% in July, up from 11.8% in June. This was the highest jobless rate since March 2005.

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