Persons in employment, Slovenia, October 2019

The number of foreigners in employment in October 2019 was 81% higher than five years ago

In October 2019 the number of persons in employment increased by 0.5% over the previous month. Compared to October 2018 it increased by 1.8% (to about 901,300). Around 101,200 of persons in employment were foreigners. 

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In October 2019 the number of persons in employment exceeded 900,000

At the end of October 2019 the number of persons in employment in Slovenia was about 901,300. Compared to the previous month it increased by 0.5% and compared to October 2018 by 1.8% (by about 15,600). At the monthly level the number of persons in paid employment increased by 0.4% (to 808,400) and the number of self-employed persons by 1.6% (to about 92,900).

Compared to the previous month, the number of men in employment increased by 0.6% (to just under 496,700) and the number of women in employment by 0.3% (to more than 404,600).

The number of persons in employment increased compared to the previous month in ten statistical regions of employment and decreased in two. It increased the most in the Podravska statistical region, i.e. by 0.8%. Compared to October 2018 the number of persons in employment increased in all statistical regions of employment, the most in the Goriška statistical region (by 2.9% or by almost 1,400).

An overview by activities shows that compared to the previous month the number of persons in employment in October 2019 increased in seventeen activities and decreased in three. Compared to October 2018 it decreased in six and increased in fourteen activities, the most in construction, by about 4,800 or by 7.8%. 

In the last five years the number of foreigners in employment up by 81%

In October 2019, 11% of persons in employment (around 101,200) were foreigners. Most of them came from Bosnia and Herzegovina (49% or about 49,600), followed by Serbia (13% or about 12,900) and Kosovo (9% or about 9,600). 96% of them were in paid employment and 4% were self-employed. 



In October 2019, 9% of persons in employment had basic education or less, 56% had upper secondary education and 35% had tertiary education. Among foreigners 21% of them had basic education or less, 70% had upper secondary education and 9% had tertiary education. 

55% of all persons in employment were men and 45% were women, among foreigners 80% were men and 20% were women. Most foreigners in employment worked in construction (27%), followed by manufacturing (24%), transportation and storage (17%) and administrative and support service activities (9%). 

Compared to September 2019 the number of foreigners in employment increased by 0.9%. Compared to October 2018 it increased by almost 13,500 or by 15.3%. In the last five years the number of foreigners in employment increased by almost 45,400 or by 81.4%. 

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