The Slovenia Times

Slovenia 22nd in Europe by graduate employment rate


The research, based on Eurostat data from 2016, examined the percentage of graduates aged between 20 and 34 who are employed soon after graduating.

The top-ranking country was Malta with 96.6% of new graduates employed, followed by Iceland (94.7%) and Germany, the Netherlands and Norway (all 90.1%).

Slovenia ranked 22nd at 76.7%. Compared to the top-ranked country, Slovenia lagged behind by almost 20 percentage points.

The countries with the lowest employment rate as a percentage of recent graduates were Bulgaria (72%), Romania (69.3%), Spain (68%), Italy (52.9%) and Greece (49.2%).

Data show that the proportion of young people who are not employed or involved into education or training has been decreasing by the year, co-founder Barinder Hothi said.

Many countries, including Slovenia thus still have a long way to go to catch up with the European countries with the highest rates of population with post-secondary education and employed new graduates.

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