In the 2nd quarter of 2018 there were 54,000 ILO unemployed persons, 11.6% fewer than in the previous quarter and 18.1% fewer than in the 2nd quarter of 2017. The number of employed persons increased over the same period last year by 3.0%.
In the 2nd quarter of 2018 there were 984,000 employed persons in Slovenia,
i.e. 20,000 (2.1%) more than in the previous quarter and 29,000 (3.0%) more than in the 2nd quarter of 2017. There were more employed men (532,000) than employed women (452,000).
The number of all three groups (employees, self-employed and unpaid family workers) which are classified among the employed is increasing. In the 2nd quarter of 2018 there were 830,000 employees, 123,000 self-employed persons and 32,000 unpaid family workers. There were 16,000 more employees, 9,000 more self-employed persons and 4,000 more unpaid family workers than in the 2nd quarter of 2017. After four years the number of self-employed persons again exceeded 120,000; there were more employed men than employed women, especially on account of self-employed persons (84,000 self-employed men in comparison to 38,000 self-employed women).
693,000 employees in labour relation were permanently employed and 95,000 temporarily employed. The share of permanently employed is the highest among persons aged 50 years or more; in the 2nd quarter of 2018 there were 94.4%. The share of persons in the 2nd quarter of 2018 who were temporarily employed was the highest among persons in the age group from 15 to 29 years, 32.2%.
11.6% fewer ILO unemployed than in the 1st quarter of 2018
There were 54,000 ILO unemployed persons in the 2nd quarter of 2018; the same number of men and women, 27,000. 52.6% (28,000) persons were unemployed less than 12 months and 47.4% (26,000) were long-term unemployed. Since the 1st quarter of 2017 (when it was 3.7%) the unemployment rate has been decreasing; in the 2nd quarter of 2017 it was 3.6%, in the 1st quarter of 2018 2.8% and in the 2nd quarter of 2018 2.5%.
Population by activity, Slovenia (number in 1,000)