Statistics Service: Unemployment Rate in Slovenia Falls by Almost 9% in Annual Average Following the Results of 9 Months of 2018

The number of unemployed persons in the country decreases. At the end of September 2018, the total number of persons officially registered with the Employment Service was 73,781 people, which is 2.8% less than in August 2018 and 8.9% less than in September 2017.

In September 2018, 5,732 people registered with the Employment Service, which is 20.4% more than in August of the current year, and 7.4% less than in September 2017. This figure includes 2,942 people who registered because of the fixed-term employment contracts expiration; 1,127 people who are looking for the first place of work, and 644 people who became bankrupts or were registered for a long time with the Employment Service.

Only in September of this year, 5,850 people found work (80.9% more than in August). In total, the profiles of 7,871 people were removed from the Employment Service in September 2018.

In September 2018, at the monthly average level, a decrease in unemployment was recorded in all territorial offices of the Employment Service. The best indicators of reducing unemployment at the monthly average level are shown in Trbovlje (-4.8%), Kranj (-4.6%), Velenje (-4.1%), Novo Mesto (-4%), Maribor (-3.7%), Murska Sobota (-3.1%) and Celje (-2.9%).

The best indicators of reducing unemployment at the average annual level are demonstrated in Nova Gorica (-12.3%) and Murska Sobota (-11.8%), while the lowest indicators are recorded in Sevnica (-5.4%) and Koper (-6.7%).

During the first nine months of 2018, 53,570 unemployed persons registered with the Employment Service, which is 7.7% less than in the same period last year. The majority of people registered because of the expiration of fixed-term labour contracts (31,791 people, which is 4.9% less than in the same period last year). Then come those who are looking for a first job (5,844 people, which is 11.6% less than during the first nine months of 2017), as well as persons who became bankrupts or were registered for a long time with the Employment Service (6,759 people or 25.5% less). In just nine months of this year, 64,849 profiles of unemployed persons were excluded from the Employment Service register, 49,105 profiles of which were cancelled due to employment.

Source: rtvslo.si