Labour force survey results, 3rd quarter 2022

Unemployment rate lower in the third quarter

In the 3rd quarter of 2022, the unemployment rate was 4.0%, which is slightly less than in the previous quarter. There was more student work.

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Compared to the same period last year, the number of unemployed lower

The number of unemployed persons in the third quarter fell by approximately 2,000 persons, to about 42,000. Compared to the previous quarter, this represents a decline of 4.4% and a decline of 11.7% when compared to the same quarter of the previous year. 

The unemployment rate was at 4.0%, by 0.2 of a percentage point lower than in previous quarter and also by 0.5 of a percentage point lower than in the same quarter last year.The unemployment rate was 3.9% for men and 4.1% for women. Among men, it remained unchanged compared to the second quarter, while among women there was a decline by 0.5 of a percentage point. Compared to the previous quarter, the number of unemployed men remained the same, while the number of unemployed women declined by about 2,000 persons. Compared to the same quarter of the previous year, the number of unemployed women remained unchanged, while the number of unemployed men fell by about 5,000 persons.

Employment rate among young people up

In the 3rd quarter of 2022, there were 995,000 persons in employment in Slovenia. Their number increased by 9,000 compared to the 2nd quarter of 2022, and decreased by 3,000 compared to the 3rd quarter of 2021, which in both cases is a difference of less than 1%. 

The employment rate was 57.1%, which is 0.4 of a percentage point more than in the previous quarter and 0.2 of a percentage point less than in the same quarter the year before. The employment rate in the age group 20–64 was 81.6% for men and 74.4% for women. Compared to the previous quarter, this was a 0.3 of a percentage point increase for men and a 0.1 of a percentage point decrease for women.

The largest changes in the employment rate occurred in the age group 15–24, where the employment rate among men was 39.9% and among women 36.4%. Compared to the previous quarter, this was an increase of 7.5 percentage points for men and 9.4 percentage points for women. The increase can be attributed to the greater number of persons employed through the student work service. 

Persons in employment according to the employment status

81% of persons in employment were working as employees in labour relation, 1 percentage point less than in the previous quarter. The share of the self-employed remained unchanged with 12%. Also, the share of the employed who helped on the family farm or in the family business (2%) and those who performed other forms of work (1%) remained unchanged. Student workers represented 4%, an increase of 2 percentage points compared with the previous quarter.



The number of people employed through the student work service increased

In the third quarter of 2022, approximately 41,000 persons were employed through the student work service. Compared to the previous quarter, this was an increase of 60.2%, and compared to the same quarter of the previous year a 4.7% drop. Among the 41,000, there were approximately 17,000 men and 24,000 women. Compared to the previous quarter, this was a 77% increase for men and a 50% increase for women. Compared with the same quarter the year before, this was a decrease of 12% for men and an increase of 1% for women.

More employees in part-time jobs than in the previous quarter

Of the total number of employees (858,000), 91% were working full-time and 9% part-time. Compared to 2021, both shares remained unchanged. Approximately 74,000 employees worked part-time, i.e. 2% more than in the previous quarter. Among reasons why they worked part-time they stated in 28.8% of cases education or training, in 25.9% of cases own illness or disability, partial retirement, and in 45.3% of cases other reasons (lack of work, care of children and/or adult, other family reasons, etc.).

One in five young people has a fixed-term contract

745,000 employees in labour relation were permanently employed and 60,000 temporarily employed. The share of the former was the highest among persons aged 50 years or more (97.1%), while the share of the latter was the highest in the age group from 15 to 29 years (21.7%).


METHODOLOGICAL NOTE
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.

Additional explanations are available in the updated Methodological explanations.
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