Foreigners in one out of nine jobs in Slovenia


The overall number of people in a job in the country increased by half a percent from September and by 1.8% since October 2018, according to a report from the Statistics Office.

Roughly 10% of those having a job (92,885) were self-employed. Their number fell by 1.6% year-on-year. The number of other people in employment rose by 2.2% in the same time to 808,400.

The number of men in a job rose by 2.1% year-on-year to 496,678 and the number of working women increased by 1.4% to 404,607. Men held 55% of the jobs.

The largest number of new jobs was added in the construction industry, where the labour force expanded by 7.8% since October 2018.

Eleven percent of all people in employment in Slovenia were foreigners, most coming from Bosnia (about 49,600), Serbia (12,900) and Kosovo (9,600). Four percent of them were self-employed.

The number of foreigners in employment in Slovenia increased by 15% since October 2018, expanding by as much as 81% over the past five years.

Eight out of ten foreign workers were male. Most worked in the construction industry (27%), manufacturing (24%), transportation and storage (17%) and administrative and support service activities (9%).