The Slovenia Times

Number of Unemployed Drops 1.1% in June


The number of the newly registered unemployed stood at 6,189 in June, down 4.4% at the monthly level and 4.1% year-on-year.

Among those, 614 were first-time job seekers, 1,507 were redundant workers and 2,967 were left without a job after their fixed-term contracts expired.

Of the 7,355 who were removed from the unemployment registry in June, 3,863 found a job or got self-employed, which is 17.3% less than in May and 21.9% down at the yearly level.

Demand for workers decreased in June as employers offered the fewest jobs this year (12,996), down 8.8% from May and 32.8% less than in June 2011.

An average of 110,562 were registered as unemployed in the first half of 2012, which is a 1.3% decrease from the same period last year, the Employment Service said, adding that 44,948 of those were newly registered, down 5.1% year-on-year.

Most of the job seekers (23,026) registered because they lost fixed-term employment, while 4,275 were first-time job seekers and 11,009 were redundant workers.

At the yearly level, the number of first-time job seekers dropped by 18.1%, the number of redundant workers by 11.8%. The number of those who were left without a job because of the termination of their fixed-term contract increased by 3.8%.

A total of 52.072 individuals checked out from the Employment Registry in the first six months, but the number of those who found a job (31,338) dropped by 9.7% compared to the same period last year.

The Employment Service registered 86,071 vacancies, which is down 12.5% year-on-year.


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