Labour Force Survey Results, Slovenia, 2nd quarter 2019

The unemployment rate at 4.2% in the 2nd quarter of 2019, the second lowest since we started to collect these data

The labour market conditions in the 2nd quarter of 2019 were similar as in the 2nd quarter of 2008. The number of employed (991,000) and number of unemployed persons (43,000) were almost the same as 11 years ago. The ILO unemployment rate (4.2%) was 0.6 p.p. lower than in the previous quarter.

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The ILO unemployment rate in the 2nd quarter of 2019 dropped by 1 percentage point compared to the 2nd quarter of 2018 and stopped at 4.2%. It came close to the lowest rate since we started to collect these data; in the 3rd quarter of 2008 the rate was 4.1%.

The number of unemployed persons (43,000) decreased by 19.3% (10,000) compared to the 2nd quarter of 2018. It was similar as in the 2nd quarter of 2008. There were 20,000 long-term unemployed persons (unemployed 12 months or more), 22.4% fewer than in the previous year. There were 16.5% (5,000) fewer unemployed for less than 12 months (24,000) than in the previous year.



The number of employed persons (991,000) increased by 7,000 (0.7%) over the previous year. It was similar as in the 2nd quarter of 2008, when there were 990,000 employed persons in Slovenia.

We looked at the number of employed persons based on the employment status from 2010 on. Based on the data for the 2nd quarter of 2019 the majority (813,000) were employees in labour relation. Their number was 3.2% (25,000) higher than in the 2nd quarter of the previous year and has been increasing since 2014. The next group are self-employed (126,000), the number of whom increased by 2.5% (3,000) compared to the previous year. The trend in the number of self-employed persons since 2010 is similar to that of employees in labour relation. Other employed persons were working as students (26,000), in other forms of work (6,000) or as unpaid family workers (20,000).



732,000 employees (in labour relation, student work, other forms of work, unpaid family workers) in the 2nd quarter of 2019 were permanently employed and 114,000 were temporarily employed. Compared to the previous year, the share of permanently employed went up by 5.6%, while the share of temporarily employed went down by 17.0%.
Population by activity, Slovenia (number in 1,000)
I–III 2019IV–VI 2019
TotalMenWomenTotalMenWomen
Population – total2,0811,0391,0422,0811,0391,042
Labour force1,0285564721,034559476
   Employed978533446991537453
   ...Employees837435402845441404
   ...Self-employed12287351268739
   ...Unpaid family workers19118M2010M10M
   Unemployed502326432122
Inactive739321418733319414
Source: SURS
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M - less precise estimate - use with caution
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