Labour Force Survey Results, Slovenia, 2nd quarter 2017

With 6.4% in the 2nd quarter of 2017 the LFS unemployment rate lower again

In the 2nd quarter of 2017 there were 66,000 unemployed persons in Slovenia, 16.8% fewer than in the previous quarter and 15.4% fewer than in the 2nd quarter of 2016. The number of employed persons was higher by 36,000 (by almost 4%) compared to the same quarter of 2016.

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In the 2nd quarter of 2017 there were 955,000 employed persons in Slovenia,
i.e. 20,000 (2.1%) more than in the previous quarter and 36,000 more than in the 2nd quarter of 2016. Among employed persons the number of employees in permanent employment increased by 1.9% (to 666,000) over the same period of the previous year. Among temporarily employed persons there were 101,000 in labour relation (3.6% more than in the 2nd quarter of 2016), 32,000 student workers (the same as in the previous year) and 13,000 in other forms of employment (34.2% or 3,000 more).
 
After two years of decline, the number of self-employed persons increased in the 2nd quarter of 2017. There were 114,000 self-employed persons, 6.1% (7,000) more than in the 2nd quarter of 2016. Among all employed persons there was an increase in unpaid family workers. There were 28,000 family workers, 9,000 (46.5%) more than in the same period of the previous year.

There were 66,000 unemployed persons, 13,000 (16.8%) fewer than in the 1st quarter of 2017. Compared to the 2nd quarter of 2016 there were 12,000 (15.4%) fewer unemployed persons in the 2nd quarter of 2017. Among them there were 30,000 unemployed men (20.8% fewer than in the previous year) and 36,000 unemployed women (10.2% fewer than in the previous year).

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, 736,000 persons were inactive; 24,000 (3.2%) fewer than a year ago. The majority of them were persons in retirement (511,000) followed by students (128,000).


 
The LFS unemployment rate at 6.4%
In the 2nd quarter of 2017 the unemployment rate was the lowest after the 4th quarter of 2009 when it was below 7% for the last time. It was 1.4 percentage points lower than in the same period of 2016. Between the 2nd quarter of 2016 and the 2nd quarter of 2017 it decreased for men from 7.2% to 5.5% and for women from 8.5% to 7.5%.

In the 2nd quarter of 2017 the employment rate was 54.4%, and thus 2.1 percentage points higher than a year ago.

The activity rate was 58.1%, and thus 1.4 percentage points higher than in the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Detailed data and time series are available on the SI-STAT data portal.
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