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Slovakia: Rising Unemployment Despite 2.8% GDP Growth

Published: September 6, 2012; 18:17 · (Vindobona)

In the second quarter of 2012, Slovakia´s GDP moved up by 2.8%. The unemployment rate reached 13.6%.

Slovakia: Rising Unemployment Despite 2.8% GDP Growth / Picture: © Vindobona.org

Last quarter, Slovakia´s economic growth slowed down to 2.8% against the second quarter of 2011. Compared with the first quarter, GDP increased by 0.7%. In the first quarter, annual GDP growth came at 3.0%. In the second quarter, GDP reached € 17.85bn.

In the first quarter, the unemployment rate was up by 0.5 percentage points to 13.6%. The number of jobless persons increased…

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