Slovenia's unemployment rate rose to 8.9 percent in December of 2020 from 7.7 percent in the same month of the previous year, amid the lingering effects of the COVID-19 crisis. It is the highest jobless rate since August, as the number of unemployed increased by 11,991 to 87,283 while the employed population went down by 10,310 to 891,227. In November, the jobless rate was at 8.6 percent. source: Employment Service of Slovenia

Unemployment Rate in Slovenia averaged 11.32 percent from 1991 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 15.50 percent in October of 1993 and a record low of 6.30 percent in September of 2008. This page provides the latest reported value for - Slovenia Unemployment Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Slovenia Unemployment Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2021.

Unemployment Rate in Slovenia is expected to be 11.70 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployment Rate in Slovenia to stand at 9.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Slovenia Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 8.70 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Slovenia Unemployment Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
8.90 8.60 15.50 6.30 1991 - 2020 percent Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-11-20 02:00 PM Sep 8.6% 9.1% 9.4%
2020-12-21 12:00 PM Oct 8.6% 8.6% 9%
2021-01-21 02:00 PM Nov 8.6% 8.6% 8.8%
2021-02-22 12:00 PM Dec 8.9% 8.6% 9.1%
2021-03-19 10:00 AM Jan 8.9%
2021-04-21 12:00 PM Feb
2021-05-21 11:00 AM Mar
2021-06-30 11:00 AM Apr


News Stream
Slovenia Jobless Rate Rose to 4-Month High
Slovenia's unemployment rate rose to 8.9 percent in December of 2020 from 7.7 percent in the same month of the previous year, amid the lingering effects of the COVID-19 crisis. It is the highest jobless rate since August, as the number of unemployed increased by 11,991 to 87,283 while the employed population went down by 10,310 to 891,227. In November, the jobless rate was at 8.6 percent.
2021-02-22
Slovenia Jobless Rate Rises to 8.6% in November
Slovenia's unemployment rate rose to 8.6 percent in November of 2020 from 7.4 percent in the same month of the previous year, amid the lingering effects of the Covid-19 crisis. The number of unemployed increased by 11,744 to 84,139 while employed went down by 11,970 to 889,758. In October, the jobless rate was also at 8.6 percent.
2021-01-21
Slovenia Jobless Rate Rises to 8.6% in October
Slovenia's unemployment rate rose to 8.6 percent in October of 2020 from 7.4 percent in the same month of the previous year, amid the lingering effects of the Covid-19 crisis. The number of unemployed increased by 11,238 to 83,654 while employed went down by 10,743 to 890,542. In September, the jobless rate was at 8.6 percent.
2020-12-21
Slovenia Jobless Rate Rises to 8.6% in September
Slovenia's unemployment rate rose to 8.6 percent in September of 2020 from 7.2 percent in the same month of the previous year, amid the lingering effects of the Covid-19 crisis. The number of unemployed increased by 13,932 to 83,766 while employed went down by 9,549 to 887,205. In August, the jobless rate was higher at 9.1 percent.
2020-11-20

Slovenia Unemployment Rate
In Slovenia, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force.