The Slovenia Times

Jobless total decreases by a fifth in second quarter


Ljubljana - The jobless total in Slovenia stood at 44,000 in the second quarter of the year according to the labour force survey, down 20% compared to the quarter before, the Statistics Office said on Friday. The survey unemployment rate was 1.3 percentage points lower at 4.3%.

The labour force participation rate was 2.9 points higher compared to the first quarter to stand at 56.1%. It was at 76.8% in the 20-64 age group, which is 3.9 points higher on the quarterly level.

The active working population numbered 979,000, 5% more than in the first quarter.

Some 82% of the active working population were employed, around 10% were self-employed, and the remaining persons performed student work or other forms of work or assistance.


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