Labour Force Survey Results, Slovenia, 3rd quarter 2019

The unemployment rate at 4.8% in 3rd quarter 2019, 0.2% of a percentage point lower than a year ago

The number of employed persons in the 3rd quarter of 2019 decreased by 0.9% and the number of unemployed persons by 5.4% compared to the 3rd quarter of the previous year.

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The ILO unemployment rate in the 3rd quarter of 2019 drooped by 0.2 of a percentage point compared to the same period in 2018; compared to the previous quarter the unemployment rate for men increased by 0.8 and for women by 0.4 of a percentage point. The highest growth (by 1.3 percentage points) compared to the previous quarter was recorded in the age group 15–29 years.

In the 3rd quarter of 2019 the number of unemployed persons decreased by 5.4% compared to the previous year
There were approximately 49,000 unemployed persons in the 3rd quarter of 2019, 5.4% fewer than in the 3rd quarter of 2018. The number of unemployed men increased by 5.8%, while the number of unemployed women decreased by 15%. Compared to the 2nd quarter of 2019 the number of unemployed persons increased by 13.2%.

In the 3rd quarter of 2019, there were 982,000 employed persons in Slovenia, 0.9% fewer than in the 3rd quarter of 2018. By how much the categories of employed person increased or decreased compared to 2018:


In the 3rd quarter of 2019, 6.1% fewer self-employed persons than in the 3rd quarter of 2018
The number of self-employed persons (119,000) in the 3rd quarter of 2019 decreased by 6.1% compared to the 3rd quarter of the previous year. How many self-employed persons are employers? The data show that 26% of self-employed persons in the 3rd quarter of 2019 had at least one employee, while 74% did not employ any employees.



8% fewer employees in part-time jobs than in the previous year
Of the total number of employees (849,000), 92% were working full-time and 8% part-time. Compared to 2018 the share of full-time employees increased by 2% and the share of part-time employees decreased by 7.7%. Approximately 66,000 employees worked part-time. Among reasons why they worked part-time they stated in 26.9% of cases own illness or disability, partial retirement, in 25.1% of cases education or training, and in 48.1% of cases other reasons (lack of work, care of children and/or adult, other family reasons, etc.).



Population by activity, Slovenia (number in 1,000)
IV–VI 2019VII–IX 2019
TotalMenWomenTotalMenWomen
Population – total2,0811,0391,0422,0891,0461,043
Labour force1,0345594761,031559471
   Employed991537453982534448
   ...Employees845441404849447402
   ...Self-employed12687391198138
   ...Unpaid family workers2010M10M146M7M
   Unemployed432122492524
Inactive733319414744324419
Source: SURS
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M - less precise estimate - use with caution
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