Labour force, Slovenia, October 2015
More persons in the labour force and more persons in employment in October 2015
In October 2015 the labour force increased by more than 3,100 (to around 917,900) compared to September 2015. The number of persons in employment also increased, i.e. by more than 300 (to around 810,400). The number of registered unemployed persons increased in October 2015 by around 2,700.
In October 2015 the labour force increased by more than 3,100 (to around 917,900) compared to September 2015. In October 2014 there were 0.5% more people in the labour force.
Compared to the previous month the number of persons in employment in October 2015 increased by more than 300. At the end of October there were around 810,400 persons in employment; 55.1% of them were men. Compared to October 2014 the number of persons in employment increased by 0.5%, while the number of self-employed persons decreased by 6.6% (to around 89,300).
In the last fifteen years the highest number of people in the labour force and the highest number of persons in employment in Slovenia were recorded in October 2008. At that time there were around 950,700 people in the labour force, 3.5% more than in October 2015, and more than 888,100 persons in employment or 8.7% more than in October 2015.
An overview by activities shows that in October 2015 the number of persons in employment compared to September 2015 decreased in four activities and increased in sixteen. The biggest increase was recorded in manufacturing (C), i.e. by around 1,100 (to around 183,600). In this activity the number of persons in employment was 2.3% higher than in October 2014. As regards manufacturing, the highest number of persons in employment in October 2015 was employed in manufacture of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment, i.e. more than 30,700 or 4.3% more than in October 2014.
The registered unemployment rate in October 2015 higher than in September 2015
The registered unemployment rate in October 2015 increased by 0.2 of a percentage point to 11.7%. In October 2015 there were fewer than 107,500 registered unemployed persons in Slovenia, which is a decline of 7.3% over the same period last year. The number of registered unemployed persons exceeded 100,000 in October 2010 and since then it has not been lower.
Table 1: Labour force, Slovenia
Table 2: Registered unemployment rates and ILO unemployment rates, Slovenia
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For forecasting farmers of time series we started to use JDemetra+ software instead of Demetra+ software. Time series models were carefully revised and, if necessary, changed, taking into account the entire period.
The labour force survey observes the following sections of the Standard Classification of Activities 2008 (NACE Rev.2): Agriculture, forestry and fishing (A), Mining and quarrying (B), Manufacturing (C), Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply (D), Water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation activities (E), Construction (F), Wholesale and retail trade, repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (G), Transportation and storage (H), Accommodation and food service activities (I), Information and communication (J), Financial and insurance activities (K), Real estate activities (L), Professional, scientific and technical activities (M), Administrative and support service activities (N), Public administration and defence, compulsory social security (O), Education (P), Human health and social work activities (Q), Arts, entertainment and recreation (R), Other service activities (S) and Activities of households as employers, undifferentiated goods- and services- producing activities of households for own use (T).