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Employment up in May on strong hospitality hiring

Ljubljana, 16 July (STA) - The number of persons in employment stood at 897,000 at the end of May, up 0.4% over April and an increase of 1.5% compared to the year before. The monthly increase was driven by accelerated hiring in the hospitality industry, the Statistics Office announced on Friday.

There were around 801,500 persons in employment, up 0.4% over April and 1.5% year-on-year, and just over 95,400 self-employed persons, 0.4% more than in April and 1.4% more than in May last year.

On a year-on-year basis, the number of persons in employment rose by 1.5% and the number of self-employed by 1.4%.

At the end of May, there were around 492,400 men in employment, 0.3% more than at the end of April, and just over 404,600 women in employment, an increase of 0.5% compared to the previous month.

Compared to May last year, the number of women in employment increased by 1.8% and the number of men in employment by 1.2%.

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