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Unemployment rate in Slovenia steadily declining

Unemployment rate has been steadily declining since 2015 (the graph above shows data since the second quarter of 2015). From 9,2% of unemployed citizens in Q2 2015 we have seen a drop to 5,9% in Q1 2018. 

“In the 1st quarter of 2018 there were 61,000 unemployed persons, 2.3% more than in the previous quarter and 22.9% fewer than in the 1st quarter of 2017. 
There were 964,000 employed in 1st quarter of 2018, which is 0.9% fewer than in the previous quarter. In Slovenia full-time employment prevails, although in comparison to the last quarter of 2017 the number of employees working full-time in the first quarter of 2018 decreased by 2.0% (15,000).

The ILO unemployment rate in the first quarter of 2018 slightly higher at 5.9%.

The unemployment rate in the 1st quarter of 2018 increased by 0.1 of a percentage point compared to the fourth quarter of 2017. Among men it was 5.4% or 0.3 p.p. higher than in the previous quarter, while among women it increased by 0.1 p.p. over to the last quarter of 2017 and stood at 6.6%.” (Source: SURS)