In the 4th quarter of 2017 there were 60,000 ILO unemployed persons, 26.5% fewer than in the last quarter of 2016. For the first time after the 2nd quarter of 2009 the ILO unemployment rate was below 6% (5.8%). The employment rate was up again, 55.4%.
5.3% more employed persons than in the last quarter of 2016
There were 972,000 employed persons in the 4th quarter of 2017, 2,000 (0.1%) fewer than in the previous quarter and 48,000 (5.3%) more than in the 4th quarter of 2016. The number of employees in labour relation increased by 4.5% compared to the last quarter of 2016. Among them were 104,000 temporarily employed and 690,000 permanently employed persons. Compared to the same period of 2016 the number of self-employed persons went up by 7.1%. Among 116,000 self-employed there were 69% men and 31% women.
In the 4th quarter of 2017 the ILO unemployment rate at 5.8%
In the last quarter of 2017 there were 60,000 unemployed persons in Slovenia, 26.5% (21,000) less than a year ago. Among unemployed there were 46.8% men and 53.2% women.
For the first time after the 2nd quarter of 2009 (when it stood at 5.6%) the ILO unemployment rate was below 6%, i.e. 5.8%. Among young persons (15–29-year-olds) the unemployment rate was 9.7% (6.5 percentage points lower than a year ago), while among older persons (50–64-year-olds) it was 4.9% (2.1 percentage points lower than in the last quarter of 2016).
In the 4th quarter of 2017 the employment rate was 55.4%, 2.8 percentage points higher than a year ago. The activity rate was 58.8%, 1.6 percentage points higher than in the previous year.
Due to the end of student vacation and the start of a new academic year the number of student workers decreases in the last quarter of the year. In the 4th quarter of 2017 there were 25,000 persons doing student work, 41.9% (18,000) less than in the previous quarter (July–September) and 3.7% (1,000) less than in the 4th quarter of 2016. The majority (around 90%) of student work is done by young people aged 15–24.
Population by activity, Slovenia (number in 1,000)
M - less precise estimate - use with caution