2019 started well as concerns job vacancies. The number of job vacancies and occupied post in Slovenia increased, which reflected in the highest job vacancy rate (2.6%) after 2008.
Supply of job vacancies increased at the beginning of the year, the highest was in manufacturing
In the first quarter of 2019 slightly more than 20,400 job vacancies were recorded in Slovenia, 1,200 more than in the previous quarter. Most of the job vacancies were recorded in manufacturing, construction and trade.
In this quarter employers with 10 or more persons in paid employment advertised slightly more than 12,600 job vacancies, which was 61.6% of all job vacancies in Slovenia. As regards employers with 10 or more persons in paid employment, the number of job vacancies increased by almost 500 more than in the previous quarter and it reached the highest level since 2008.
The number of occupied posts increased in this quarter, too
Seasonally adjusted data show that the number of occupied posts has been increasing since the second quarter of 2014.
In the first quarter of 2019 around 766,500 posts were occupied, 4,700 more than in the previous quarter. 81.4% of all occupied posts were at employers with 10 or more persons in paid employment.
And in which activities the number of occupied posts increased the most? This quarter there were around 1,800 more occupied posts in construction and around 1,000 more in manufacturing.
What was the impact of the higher number of job vacancies and occupied posts on the job vacancy rate?
In the first quarter of 2019 the job vacancy rate was 2.6%, 0.1 of a percentage point higher than in the previous quarter. This time the job vacancy rate was the highest in construction (7.1%) and in administrative and support service activities (5.1%), and the lowest (0.3%) was in electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply and the same (0.3%) was also in public administration and defence.
Increase in the number of job vacancies and occupied posts reflected that the second time in the last year was achieved the highest job vacancy rate (2.6%) after 2008. Slovenia recorded the lowest job vacancy rate (0.6%) in the second half of 2009.
Data are seasonally adjusted.