87% of tertiary educated young people gained some work experiences during their studies. Among all young persons aged 15–34, more than half of them did any kind of paid or unpaid work during their education. In the 2nd quarter of 2016 the employment rate of this age group was 57.4%.
In the 2nd quarter of 2016 an additional set of questions was added to the Labour Force Survey with the aim to gain information on young people on the labour market. The additional questions were answered by all the respondents in the age group 15–34. Since the ad hoc module was conducted in all EU Member states, the collected data are internationally comparable.
There were 57.4% young persons aged 15–34 in employment
In the 2nd quarter of 2016 there were 468,000 young persons aged 15–34 in Slovenia. Among them 269,000 were employed, 36,000 were unemployed and 163,000 were inactive. The majority of the latter were pupils and students.
The unemployment rate among young people was 11.9%, while the employment rate was 57.4%. Both rates were higher than the Slovenian average (unemployment rate being at 7.8% and employment rate at 52.3%).
The majority of employed young persons were employees (248,000). Among employees there were 212,000 (or 85.4%) persons in labour relation and 32,000 (or 12.8%) doing student work. There were 16,000 self-employed persons aged 15–34.
More than half of young people did some work during their education
A lot of young people work for payment or as volunteers during their education and therefore gain some experiences for the entry to the labour market. In the 2nd quarter of 2016 57.9% of young people stated, that they did any kind of volunteer or paid work during the time of their study. 88.9% of them did some paid work and 11.1% did only volunteer work.
Among the tertiary educated young people 87.0% (109,000 persons) did some work (paid or unpaid) during their tertiary education.
To what extent does formal education correspond to demands to the young persons’ jobs?
Half of the employed young persons stated that their education corresponds to their job to a large extent. Among tertiary educated 63% of employed young people thought their education largely corresponds to their job. 14% thought that their education did not at all correspond to demands of their current job.
Young people would be willing to move in order to get a job or start a business - including abroad
In the 2nd quarter of 2016, 57% of unemployed young persons would be willing to move in order to get a job or start a business. 65% of those would be willing to move abroad. Among inactive young people a little less than half would be willing to move their residence, and 83% of them would be willing to move their residence abroad to get a job.
The data on how many young people move their residence in order to get a job show a lot lower numbers: 5% of employed young people in the 2nd quarter of 2016 actually moved in order to start their current job or business.