Ljubljana, 17 August (STA) - The registered unemployment rate in Slovenia stood at 11.5% in June, which is down 0.1 percentage point from the month before and the fifth consecutive month of decline, the Statistics Office said on Friday.
Since the unemployment rate was 12.5% in January, the trend is very
similar to last year, when it fell from 12.3% to 11.4% in the first half of
the year, according to the Statistics Office.
In June, the
unemployment rate for women remained unchanged at 12.2%, while it fell by
0.1 point from May to 10.9%.
Pomurje (NE) remains the region with the
highest unemployment rate, standing at 16.7% in June, and Gorenjsko (NW)
was the region with lowest unemployment with a rate, 8.4%.
of people in paid employment was at 815,700 at the end of June, which is
1,200 people less than a month before and around 13,500 people less
The number of men in employment fell by almost 800 and
the number of women declined by just short of 450 compared to the end of