In the second quarter of 2019, the number of occupied posts increased again in Slovenia while the number of job vacancies decreased by around 1,400. The job vacancy rate also decreased by 0.2 of a percentage point, it was 2.3%.
Supply of job vacancies decreased in the second quarter of 2019
In the second quarter of 2019, slightly more than 18,500 job vacancies were recorded in Slovenia, around 1,400 less than in the previous quarter. Demand for new labour force decreased the most in manufacturing and in trade activities, in both by around 300 fewer job vacancies were advertised than in the previous quarter. Most of the job vacancies were advertised in construction (around 3,800), in manufacturing (slightly more than 3,700) and in trade (slightly more than 2,500).
In the observed quarter, employers with 10 or more persons in paid employment advertised slightly more than 12,300 job vacancies, which was 66.4% of all job vacancies in Slovenia. In case of these employers, the ranking of the sections of activity with the highest number of vacancies was slightly different from that for Slovenia. Most of the job vacancies were advertised in manufacturing, followed by construction and trade; the latter with almost 1,600 advertised job vacancies.
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 second quarter of 2019 around 772,100 posts were occupied, 5,700 more than in the previous quarter. 81.5% 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 1,500 more occupied posts in construction and around 1,000 more in trade, compared to the previous quarter.
Job vacancy rate went down by 0.2 of a percentage point
In the second quarter of 2019 the job vacancy rate was 2.3% which is by 0.2 of a percentage point less than in the previous quarter. Compared to the same quarter of 2018 it decreased by 0.3 of a percentage point. In this quarter the highest job vacancy rate was in construction (6.2%) and the lowest (0.4%) was in public administration and defence.