In the 4th quarter of 2018 there were 1.2% more employed persons and 24.3% fewer unemployed persons than in the 4th quarter of 2017.
The ILO unemployment rate (4.4%) was at the lowest point after the 4th quarter of 2008 (4.3%). In the last quarter of 2018 the ILO unemployment rate was 1.4 percentage points lower than in the previous year. Among young persons (15–29-year-olds) the unemployment rate was 7.6% (2 percentage points lower than in the last quarter of 2017). The rate was the lowest among older persons (55–64-year-olds), 3.8%. The long-term unemployment rate (1.8%) dropped below 2 %. The number of long-term unemployed persons (19,000) decreased by 35.6% compared to the 4th quarter of 2017, when it stood at 29,000.
The number of unemployed persons was 45,000, 14,000 (24.3%) lower than in the 4th quarter of 2017.
There were 984,000 employed persons in the last quarter of the previous year, 12,000 (1.2%) more than in the 4th quarter of 2017.
In the 4th quarter of 2018, 729,000 persons were inactive; 4,000 (0.6%) more than a year ago. The most of inactive people were in the age group 65+ years (394,000; 54% of inactive). The fewest inactive people were in the age group 25–49 years (47,000; 7% of inactive).
Would you be willing to work more hours?
In the last quarter of 2018, 133,000 (16.5%) of 807,000 employees in labour relation worked overtime in the week before answering the survey. Among men 18% (76,000) of employees in labour relation worked overtime, while among women the share was 15% (57,000).
18% of all employed persons would wish to work more weekly hours for higher payment.
Population by activity, Slovenia (number in 1,000)
M - less precise estimate - use with caution