Hours worked, Slovenia, 3rd quarter 2017

In Slovenia more hours worked in the 3rd quarter of 2017 than in the 3rd quarter of 2016

In Slovenia 1.5% more hours were worked in the 3rd quarter of 2017 than in the 3rd quarter of 2016 in spite of the fact that the average number of hours worked by a person in paid employment in this period decreased. The highest average number of hours was worked by persons employed in construction.

  • 12/5/2017
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  • provisional data

In the 3rd quarter of 2017 more hours worked than in the 3rd quarter of 2016
According to provisional data, in the 3rd quarter of 2017 persons in paid employment in Slovenia worked 272.0 million hours, which is 1.5% more than in the same period of 2016. Increase in the total number of hours worked was observed also in the period from the 1st quarter of 2017 to the 3rd quarter of 2017, i.e. the total number of hours worked in this period was 2.0% higher than in the same period of 2016.

The total number of hours worked increased mainly due to the increase in the number of persons in paid employment.

The highest average monthly number of hours worked by persons employed in construction, the lowest by persons employed in education
In spite of the positive growth rate in the total number of hours worked, in the 3rd quarter of 2017 a person in paid employment in Slovenia worked on average fewer hours than in the 3rd quarter of 2016, i.e. a monthly average of 123 hours or 1.9% fewer than in the same period of 2016. The main reasons for this were fewer working days and more annual leave hours used.

Compared to the 3rd quarter of 2016, the average monthly hours worked by a person in paid employment decreased in most activities, except in agriculture, forestry and fishing, in electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply and in water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation activities.

In the July–September 2017 period the largest number of hours was worked by persons employed in construction; on average 138 hours per month or 15 hours more than the national average. Also, the share of hours worked in the number of paid hours was in this activity the highest among all the activities; 81.4%. In contrast, the lowest monthly average of hours in this period was worked by persons employed in education; on average 109 hours per month.

Similar observations as for the 3rd quarter of 2017 apply also for the period from the 1st quarter of 2017 to the 3rd quarter of 2017.

The largest increase in the number of hours worked in water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation activities
As regards activities, the total number of hours worked in the 3rd quarter of 2017 increased the most compared to the same period of 2016 in water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation activities (by 12.5%), followed by transportation and storage (by 4.9%). On the other hand, the largest decrease in the total number of hours worked in this period was recorded in financial and insurance activities (by 5.8%).

Average monthly number of paid hours and hours worked per person in paid employment by SKD 2008 sections of activities, Slovenia, 3rd quarter 2017
Average monthly number of paid hours and hours worked per person in paid employment by SKD 2008 sections of activities, Slovenia, 3<sup>rd</sup> quarter 2017
Source: SURS
Total number of hours worked index, Slovenia (same period of previous year = 100)
201520162017
I–III100.898.7105.2
IV–VI101.2105.299.5
VII–IX103.0100.5101.5
X–XII103.397.7
… data not available
Source: SURS
METHODOLOGICAL NOTE

Data are not seasonally adjusted. Final data on hours worked for 2016 and 2017 will presumably be published on 5 September 2018 on the SI-STAT Data Portal on SURS’s website.

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