Labour force survey results, 2nd quarter 2022

The number of unemployed the same

In the 2nd quarter of 2022, the unemployment rate was 4.2%, 0.1 p.p. lower than in the previous quarter. There was more precarious work. 

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The labour market situation remains almost unchanged

In the second quarter of 2022, 987,000 residents of private households in Slovenia were employed. The number increased by 7,000 compared to the first quarter of 2022 and by 8,000 or 1% compared to the second quarter of 2021. The employment rate in the age group 20–64 was 81.3% for men and 74.5% for women. Among men, the rate increased by 0.9 of a percentage point compared to the previous quarter and among women by 0.4 of a percentage point. The employment rate in the age group 20–64 was 78.0%, which is 0.7 of a percentage point more than in the previous quarter and 1.2 percentage points more than a year ago.

Compared to the first quarter of 2022, there were no changes among the employed in terms of the employment status. 82% of employed persons were working as employees in labour relation, 12% were self-employed, 3% were student workers, 2% helped on the family farm or in a family business, and 1% performed other forms of work.

The number of unemployed the same, the number of long-term unemployed down

The number of unemployed did not change, both when compared to the previous quarter and the same quarter of the previous year. There were around 44,000 unemployed persons in all three time periods. The unemployment rate was 3.9% for men and 4.6% for women. Among men, the percentage of unemployed remained unchanged compared to the first quarter, while among women there was a decline by 0.1 of a percentage point. Compared to the second quarter of 2021, unemployment among men increased by around 3,000 persons or by 14%, while among women it decreased by around 4,000 persons or by 14%.

Among the unemployed, in the second quarter of 2022, about 26,000 persons or 60% of all unemployed were seeking employment for less than a year, which is about 3,000 persons or 12% more than in the previous quarter. 18,000 persons or 40% of all unemployed were looking for a job for a year or longer - we define them as long-term unemployed. Compared to the previous quarter, their number decreased by about 3,000 or by 16%. There were about 9,000 men and 9,000 women among the long-term unemployed.

Precarious work is on the rise

Precarious forms of work were performed by 59,000 persons in employment, which was 6% of all persons in employment. Compared to the previous quarter, their number increased by about 6,000 or 11% and compared to the second quarter of 2021 by about 4,000 or 7%. With 43%, the largest share of them were students who worked through the student employment agencies. They were followed by self-employed entrepreneurs who do not employ and mainly work for one client (26%), those who worked through an employment agency (23%), and those who were involuntarily employed part-time (8%).

Population by activity, Slovenia (number in 1,000)
I–III 2022IV–VI 2022
Residents of private households – total2,0591,0391,0202,0581,0391,018
Labour force1,0245534711,030558472
   …employed over the student service25101525916
   …unpaid family workers18M9M9M19M8M11M
M - less reliable estimate – use with caution
Employed persons are persons, aged 15-89, who during the reference week did any work for pay or profit (in cash or kind) or family gain for at least one hour, including contributing family workers. Persons who were not working but had a job from which they were temporarily absent are also considered employed. Absences include holidays, annual, sick, parental, maternity, parental leave, such working arrangements or compensation of hours, education or training connected to the job. Also seasonal workers absent due to off-season time but performing any kind of work linked to their seasonal work are also listed among employed persons. The same goes for ones absent due to other reasons or lay-off if the total duration of absence is 3 months or less.

Precarious forms of work are non-standard forms of work and are considered unstable forms of employment.

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