The Slovenia Times

Robust Hiring Behind March Decline in Joblessness


New hiring, which was strongest in construction, manufacturing and retail, accounted for the bulk of the 11,500 removed from the unemployment rolls.

Just over 7,000 newly registered as unemployed, a 4.1% decline year-on year though 1.7% more than in February.

Almost half were made unemployed by the expiry of fixed-term contracts, 1,076 were first time job seekers, and 1,414 were laid off.

The statistics show a continued rise in the share of the long-term unemployed, which now account for 51.5% of all jobless, up almost four percentage points year-on-year.

The share of the jobless over 50 years old is also gradually increasing, as it was up a point over the year before to 31.6%.


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