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Registered Unemployment Slightly Down in August

Ljubljana, 06 September (STA) - Registered unemployment in Slovenia was down by 0.5% in August over July and up 8% year-on-year, as the number of those registered with the national Employment Service dropped to 106,996.

The number of unemployed who registered in August stood at 5,361, most of them (2,769) were employees whose fixed-term employment contracts ran out, the Employment Service said on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, 7,066 people were removed from the service's registry; 4,051 of them found a job or started their own company, which is 1.7% more than the previous month and 2.2% more than in August 2010.

The employers were looking to fill a total of 17,237 vacancies in August, up 10.9% over July and as much as 15.5% more year-on-year.

Between January and August, an average of 110,815 unemployed persons were registered with the Employment Service, up 12% year-on-year.

In the eight-month period, 61,244 registered with the service anew, while 64,269 were removed from the registry. However only 42,732 of them left the service because they had found a job. Nonetheless the number of those who found a job was up 19.6% year-on-year.

In the first eight months of 2011, employers registered 131,170 vacancies, up 16.8% year-on-year. The highest increase was recorded in the construction sector (45.2%) and manufacturing (25.1%).

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