In the second quarter of 2017 around 1,600 more job vacancies were registered in Slovenia than in the previous quarter. The number of occupied posts also increased by around 7,300. The job vacancy rate increased by 2-tenths of a percentage point.
Number of job vacancies higher by 11.2%
In the second quarter of 2017 slightly more than 16,000 job vacancies were registered in Slovenia, which was 11.2% (or 1,620) more than in the previous quarter. Most of the job vacancies were registered in manufacturing (around 3,500) and in construction (slightly more than 3,200).
In this quarter employers with 10 or more persons in paid employment advertised almost 10,300 job vacancies which was 64.2% of all job vacancies. Employers with 10 or more persons in paid employment had the highest increase of job vacancies in wholesale and retail trade, repair of motor vehicles activities; there were around 440 more job vacancies than in the previous quarter.
Job vacancy rate increased by 2-tenth of a percentage point
In the second quarter of 2017 the job vacancy rate was 2.2%, it was by 2-tenth of a percentage point higher than in the previous quarter. Compared to the same quarter of 2016 it increased by 5-tenths of a percentage point. This time the job vacancy rate was the highest in construction (6.2%) and in accommodation and food service activities (5.0%).
Increased demand for new labour force - more occupied posts
Seasonally adjusted data show that the number of occupied posts was increasing since the second quarter of 2014. In the second quarter of 2017, around 724,400 posts were occupied, which was around 7,300 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 all fields of activities except in three, namely in water supply, sewerage and waste management activities, in financial and insurance activities and in other service activities.
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.