The Slovenia Times

Immigration Slows Down


The percentage of Slovenia's population that has been born abroad has meanwhile risen by 1.5 percentage points since 2005, as at the beginning of 2010, 12.4% of the population was born abroad, most of them in Bosnia-Herzegovina (36.3%) and Croatia (28.8%).

At the beginning of 2010, 15.1% of the active population was born abroad, which is 0.5 percentage points more than in 2009. Most of them were employed in construction (28%) and manufacturing (21.5%).

Men were mostly employed in construction (almost 41%) and manufacturing (over 21%), while most women found jobs in manufacturing (22.4%) and in health and social care (13.4%).

On the other hand, most employed persons born in Slovenia were employed in manufacturing (23.5%), followed by those working in wholesale and retail, repair of motor vehicles (almost 15%).

Among the foreigners who immigrated to Slovenia in 2010, 6,663 got employed in the same year. Like in previous years, most of them found jobs in construction (43.8%) and manufacturing (just over 13%).

Apart from those foreign citizens who immigrated to Slovenia in search of jobs, most came to join their families (23.4%).


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