Labour Force Survey Results, Slovenia, 3rd quarter 2018

The ILO unemployment rate in the third quarter of 2018 even lower, 5.0%

In the third quarter of 2018 there were 1.7% more employed persons than in the third quarter of 2017. In the same comparison there were 20.6% fewer unemployed persons.

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In the 3rd quarter of 2018 there were 20.6% or 14,000 fewer unemployed persons (52,000) and 1.7% or 17,000 more employed persons (990,000) than a year ago. The number of inactive persons remained almost the same (716,000).

The activity rate was 56.3%, 1.6 percentage points higher than in the previous year. The ILO unemployment rate was 5.0%, the lowest after 2008.

The majority of employed persons never work at nights

In the 3rd quarter of 2018, 8.2% of employed persons usually worked at nights, 12.2% sometimes worked at nights and 79.5% never worked at nights. 19.2% of employed persons usually worked on Saturdays, 39.8% sometimes worked on Saturdays and 41.0% never worked on Saturdays. Among all persons in employment 66.8% never worked on Sundays, 20.2% sometimes worked on Sundays and 12.9% usually worked on Sundays.

10.2% fewer employees in temporary labour relation than a year ago

In the 3rd quarter of 2018 there were 1.3% more employees than a year ago. Among them the majority were employees in labour relation (796,000). 88.5% (704,000) of them were permanently employed and 11.5% (92,000) were temporarily employed. Persons who were temporarily employed reported that they work temporarily because they had not found a permanent job (29%), they were enrolled in education (26%), had an individual contract (22%) or had other reasons (23%) – trial period, internship, didn’t want a permanent job, etc.

What are the main reasons why people are not looking for work?

Among the inactive two thirds (68%) indicated that the main reason for not looking for work was that they were retired, followed by those who were in education or training (15%), were ill or disabled (9%) or they were not looking for work due to personal or family reasons (7%). 2% had other reasons.

Population by activity, Slovenia (number in 1,000)
VII–IX 2017VII–IX 2018
Population – total2,0661,0261,0402,0701,0301,040
Labour force1,0395544851,042562480
   ...Unpaid family workers301416241014
Source: SURS
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