Ljubljana, 29 November (STA) - Surveyed unemployment rate in Slovenia slid to 4.8% in the third quarter of the year, down 0.2 percentage points from the same period last year and 0.6pp more than in the second quarter, according to data from the Statistics Office.
Compared to the April-June period, the unemployment rate increased by 0.8pp in men and 0.4pp in women. By age group, the increase was highest among 15-29 year-olds.
Compared to the third quarter of 2018, the number of unemployed decreased by 5.4% to 49,000. The figure was up 13.2% compared to the second quarter of 2019.
The labour force numbered 982,000 people, which was 0.9% less than in the same period last year.
The number of people in regular employment increased by 1.1% to 849,000, of which 92% worked full-time.
The number of those in self-employment dropped 6.1% year-on-year to 119,000.