Job vacancies and occupied posts, 1st quarter 2022

The highest job vacancy rate was in construction

In the 1st quarter of 2022, 24,600 job vacancies were recorded, which is again the highest value so far. The job vacancy rate also reached the highest level so far, it was of 3%. In construction it was 7.6%, which is more than twice as high as the Slovenian average.

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Again more job vacancies

In the first quarter of 2022, more than 24,600 job vacancies were recorded, which is 6% more than in the previous quarter. The number of job vacancies has reached its highest level since 2008, when this survey was first conducted. Throughout the past year, there has been constant growth between quarters and it continued into the beginning of this year.

Increased demand for new labour force was recorded in most sections of activities. Compared to the previous quarter, was higher demand for new labour force in construction activities (almost 5,400 vacancies were recorded or 710 more than in the previous quarter). Active developments were also detected in information activities, there were half as many job vacancies (360 more) than in the previous quarter.

On the other hand, employers in administrative and support service activities were more reserved in looking for a new labour force in this quarter. Almost 1,800 vacancies were recorded in this activity, which was almost 600 less than in the previous quarter.
 
The annual comparison of the data, i.e. those of the 1st quarter of 2022 with the same quarter of 2021, shows a 49% increase in demand for new jobs, which means about 8,100 more vacancies. Year-on-year growth was most noticeable in construction, where 2,200 more job vacancies were recorded. The annual comparison also shows that this time was a higher demand of new labour force in all fields of activity than a year ago except in mining and public administration.

Employers with 10 or more persons in paid employment advertised around 15,700 job vacancies, which was 63.9% of all job vacancies in Slovenia. On the other hand, these employers had 81.6% of all occupied posts. From this it can be seen that small employers are more likely to look for new employees or they have greater labour fluctuation.

The job vacancy rate exceeded 3% for the first time

The job vacancy rate was 3%, which is the highest level so far in Slovenia. Compared to the same quarter of 2021, it increased by 0.9 of a percentage point. The job vacancy rate was below one percent until the 4th quarter of 2013 (except in 2008, when this survey started to be conducted). From 2014 until today, it has grown slowly (with the exception of 2020, when the covid-19 epidemic began) and reached its highest level in this quarter. The highest job vacancy rate was in construction 7.6%, which is also the highest rate in individual sector of activity since this survey was conducted.

Tables with the latest data are available in the SiStat Database.
Job vacancy rate, seasonally adjusted data, Slovenia
Job vacancy rate, seasonally adjusted data, Slovenia
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Data are seasonally adjusted.
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