The Slovenia Times

Jobless total down 23.1% y/y in July to 54,341


Ljubljana - The number of registered jobless people was up slightly in July over the month before, by 0.9% to 54,341, while this represents a drop of 23.1% compared to the same period last year.

A total of 5,008 people registered anew at the Employment Service in July, which is 26.8% more than in June and 8% less than in July 2021. Of those, 2,920 persons registered anew as their fixed-term contracts expired.

In July, 2,502 unemployed persons meanwhile found a job, which is 30.8% less than in June and 38.8% less year-on-year, the Employment Service reported on Wednesday.

It noted that a 57.3% increase in the number of registered persons whose fixed-term contracts expired was typical for July, and that demand for workers had also declined.

Between January and July, a total of 33,914 people were registered anew, which is 6.9% less than in the same period last year, while 45,542 people were struck out of the record, 26.4% less than in the January-July period in 2021.

Employers reported a total of 11,158 vacancies in July, which is 23.8% less than in June and 19.5% less year-on-year.

Cleaners, servers and assistants in offices, hotels and other institutions were the most sought-after (580 vacancies), followed by subject teachers (506) and class teachers (441) in primary schools.

In the first seven months of the year, the Employment Service received reports of 101,984 vacancies, which is 18.9% more than in the same period last year.


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