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More jobs, better pay (September 2017)

The Slovak economy is projected to confirm last year’s performance at 3.3 per cent this year. Growth will be driven mainly by household consumption, owing to the favourable labour market developments. In fact, household consumption is expected to post the strongest performance since 2008. The economy will add over 47 thousand new jobs, creating upward pressure on wages, and supressing unemployment rate to record lows. In addition to domestic demand, exports will support growth at the further end of the forecast horizon, as automotive investments kick in. Pace of real economic expansion is projected to reach its peak in 2019.