In the first quarter of 2017 almost 14,300 job vacancies were registered in Slovenia, almost 700 more than in the previous quarter. The number of occupied post also increased to slightly more than 717,000. The job vacancy rate remained the same as in the previous quarter
The number of job vacancies constantly increased in the last six quarters
In the first quarter of 2017 almost 14,300 job vacancies were registered in Slovenia, almost 700 more than in the previous quarter. Most of the job vacancies were registered in manufacturing (almost 3,300) and in construction (slightly more than 2,800).
In this quarter employers with 10 or more persons in paid employment advertised around 8,400 job vacancies which was 59.2% of all job vacancies.
Job vacancy rate remained the same
In the first quarter of 2017 the job vacancy rate was 1.9%, it remained the same as in the previous quarter. Compared to the same quarter of 2016 it increased by 3-tenths of a percentage point. This time the job vacancy rate was the highest in construction (5.6%) and in accommodation and food service activities (4.4%).
Increase in the number of occupied posts is continued
Seasonally adjusted data of occupied posts were increasing since the second quarter 2014. In the first quarter of 2017, around 717,000 posts were occupied, around 2,800 more than in the previous quarter. Of all occupied posts 80.6% were at employers with 10 or more persons in paid employment.
Compared to the previous quarter the number of occupied post increased in ten fields of activity (the most in administrative and support activities by 970), it decreased in eight fields of activity.
Where is Slovenia in comparison to other European countries?
Eurostat published the latest available data (for 24 Member States) for the fourth quarter 2016. In those 24 EU countries the job vacancy rate was 1.8% The job vacancy rate was the highest in Czech Republic (3.0%) and in Belgium (2.9%). Among 24 countries Slovenia was ranked tenth with the 1.7% job vacancy rate. These data are not seasonally adjusted.
In 2015, SURS started to independently collect data on the number of vacancies, which resulted in a break in the time series.
Data are seasonally adjusted.