Jobless total continues to drop in June

Ljubljana – The number of registered jobless continued to decline in June reaching a new post-1990 low. At the end of the month, 53,860 unemployed persons were registered at the Employment Service, down 3.6% on May and 24.2% fewer year-on-year.

At the end of June, there were 1,994 fewer registered unemployed people than in May, and 17,234 fewer compared to June last year, the Employment Service said on Tuesday.

A total of 3,949 people registered as newly-unemployed, up 2% on May and 11.8% year-on-year, and 3,618 people found a job, down 6.5% in May and 36% on the annual level. Most of the newly-registered were unemployed due to the end of a fixed-term job.

In the first six months of this year, a total of 60,158 unemployed people were registered per month on average, a 26% decrease compared to the same period in 2021.

From January to June, 28,906 people registered as newly-unemployed, a drop of 6.7% compared to the same period last year.

Meanwhile, a total of 41,015 people have deregistered from the unemployment register, including 27,327 who found a job in what is a decrease of 25.1% compared to the first half of 2021.

Demand for workers in June declined by 11.6% month-on-month and 9.6% year-on-year, but in the first six months of this year it was 26.4% higher than in the same period last year. Employers reported 90,826 job vacancies during this period.

The latest data by the Statistics Office, figures for April, show that there were 918,302 people in employment in Slovenia, an increase of 0.3% on monthly level and 2.8% on annual level.

The Employment Service registered unemployment rate was 5.9% in April, 0.3 percentage points lower than in March and 2.3 percentage points lower than in the same month in 2021.