Employment in Slovakia’s industrial sector fell by 0.3% y/y in September 2013 easing from a 0.8% decrease a month earlier, data from the statistics office showed. The industrial sector is the main driver of Slovakia’s economic growth and is the country’s biggest employer, accounting for more than one-fifth of total employment.
Of the other monitored sectors, employment in September fell the most in the information and communication technology (ICT) sector (-4.1%), followed by the construction sector (-3.7%).
The number of employed persons rose the most in the selected market services sector (+6.3%), the transportation and storage sector (+2.6%) and the accommodation sector (+2.0%).
For the first nine months of 2013, employment in the Slovak industrial sector fell by 1.3% y/y.
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