Slovenia’s job vacancy rate in the second quarter of the year stood at 2.6%, the highest since 2008. It went up 0.1pp up compared to the previous quarter as well as 0.4pp up against the same quarter of 2017, the statistical office announced on August 9.
Labour markets across the CEE region are seeing a fall in unemplyment and companies are increasingly struggling to fill vacancies, as their economies grow.
Slovenia recorded the lowest job vacancy rate (0.6%) in the second half of 2009.
In the observed quarter the job vacancy rate was the highest in accommodation and food service activities (7.4%), and in administrative and support service activities (5.2%).
According to the statistical office, in the second quarter, slightly more than 19,700 job vacancies were recorded in Slovenia, around 700 more than in the previous quarter. Demand for new labour force increased the most in accommodation and food service activities, with 500 more job vacancies advertised than in the previous quarter. Most of the job vacancies were advertised in manufacturing (almost 4,000), in construction (around 3,300), and in trade (almost 2,900).
Meanwhile, in Q2 slightly more than 749,600 posts were occupied, which is almost 6,200 more than in the previous quarter. Compared to the previous quarter, the number of occupied posts increased the most in manufacturing (by almost 2,300), trade (by almost 900), and construction (by almost 650). Compared to the same quarter of 2017, it increased by 25,000 occupied posts.