The unemployment rate in Slovenia went down to 7.8 percent in September of 2018 from 8.7 percent in the corresponding month of the previous year. The number of unemployed persons fell by 7,209 from a year ago to 73,781 and employment rose by 24,730 to 877,894. Considering the first nine months of the year, 53,570 persons were officially registered as newly unemployed, 7.7 percent less than in the same period a year ago. Among the newly unemployed, 31,791 were applying due to expiration of the fixed-term employment, 5,844 were seeking for a first job and 6,759 were jobless due to permanent redundancies and bankruptcies. In August, the jobless rate stood at 8 percent. Unemployment Rate in Slovenia averaged 11.58 percent from 1991 until 2018, 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.

Unemployment Rate in Slovenia is expected to be 7.80 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 7.30 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Slovenia Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 6.50 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-08-22 11:20 AM Unemployment Rate 7.9% 8.1% 8.1%
2018-09-21 10:45 AM Unemployment Rate 8% 7.9% 7.9%
2018-10-19 08:45 AM Unemployment Rate 8% 8% 7.8%
2018-11-21 01:30 PM Unemployment Rate 7.8% 8% 7.6%
2018-12-21 12:30 PM Unemployment Rate 7.8% 7.7%
2019-01-18 10:00 AM Unemployment Rate
2019-02-21 10:00 AM Unemployment Rate 7.8%


Slovenia Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 7.80 8.00 15.50 6.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 877894.00 872448.00 888111.00 781561.00 [+]
Unemployed Persons 76232.00 73781.00 137257.00 59303.00 [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.30 2.60 5.70 1.60 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 8.50 8.50 25.60 8.50 percent [+]
Labour Costs 112.70 112.48 112.70 52.46 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 14265.00 14476.00 24737.00 4713.00 [+]
Wages 1633.00 1670.00 1757.00 1097.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 1574.00 1650.00 1825.00 920.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wage Growth 1.78 3.46 11.21 -2.42 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 842.79 842.79 842.79 347.72 EUR/Month [+]
Population 2.07 2.07 2.07 1.58 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 59.67 59.33 59.67 58.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 60.00 59.67 60.00 58.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 59.10 58.30 60.70 55.80 percent [+]
Productivity 122.00 110.80 122.00 59.60 Index Points [+]
Part Time Employment 100.30 99.30 100.30 40.20 Thousand [+]
Employment Change 0.70 0.80 1.80 -1.40 percent [+]
Employment Rate 71.10 69.70 71.10 61.60 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 863.40 845.10 921.30 794.60 Thousand [+]


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. 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 - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
7.80 8.00 15.50 6.30 1991 - 2018 percent Monthly




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South Africa 27.50 Sep/18
Spain 14.55 Sep/18
Brazil 11.70 Oct/18
Turkey 11.40 Sep/18
Italy 10.60 Oct/18
Argentina 9.60 Jun/18
France 9.10 Sep/18
Euro Area 8.10 Oct/18
Saudi Arabia 6.00 Jun/18
Canada 5.60 Nov/18
Indonesia 5.34 Sep/18
Australia 5.00 Oct/18
Russia 4.70 Oct/18
United Kingdom 4.10 Oct/18
China 3.82 Sep/18
South Korea 3.80 Nov/18
Netherlands 3.70 Oct/18
United States 3.70 Nov/18
India 3.52 Dec/17
Germany 3.30 Oct/18
Mexico 3.20 Oct/18
Switzerland 2.50 Nov/18
Japan 2.40 Oct/18
Singapore 2.10 Sep/18


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