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Slovenia

Industry and construction comprise about one quarter of the Slovenian economy, with services - especially financial services - accounting for the largest share of output. The economy is dependent upon trade, primarily with other EU countries.

Looking to the future, employment levels are projected to return to their pre-2008 financial crisis levels by 2025. Employment growth over the period to 2025 is expected to be mainly in business and other services, with most job opportunities being for professionals.

A particular problem the economy faces is the relatively high levels of unemployment amongst highly-qualified young people. The share of Slovenia’s labour force with high level qualifications is projected to increase in the period to 2025, whilst the share of workers with medium, low or no qualifications will decrease in the same period. Over this time, Slovenia is forecast to experience an increase in demand for high- and low-skilled workers, whilst demand for medium-skilled workers decreases.

Slovenia’s working-age population (15-64) is projected to increase in the medium-term future, with labour market participation expected to fall. Looking further into the future, Slovenia’s old-age dependency ratio is expected to rise until 2050 and fall thereafter.

Future employment growth (in %) in Slovenia in 2015-2025 across sectors

Source:Cedefop
Indicator:Future employment growth

Projected changes in employment to 2025 (this indicator contains overall percentage change).

Key facts

SIZE OF EMPLOYMENT

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employment rate

The employment rate indicates the percentage of people in employment over the population aged 20-64.

 

In 2015 the employment rate in Slovenia was 69.10% compared to 70.00% in EU

RECENT HISTORY

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population by sector

It shows the total number of employed population, of any age, broken down by sector.

During the period 2011-2015 the size of employment in EU changed by 2.07% compared to -2.0% in Slovenia .

TOP PERFORMERS

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population by sector

It shows the total number of employed population, of any age, broken down by sector.

Sectors with the largest share in employment in Slovenia in 2015 

  • Manufacturing 23.40%
  • Wholesale & retail trade 12.14%
  • Education 8.78% 
  • Agriculture, forestry & fishing 6.99%
  • Human health & social work activities 6.50% 

TOP PERFORMERS

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population by sector

It shows the total number of employed population, of any age, broken down by sector.

Occupations with the largest share in employment in Slovenia in 2015:  

  • Teaching professionals 6.21%
  • Sales workers 6.16%
  • Business & administration assoc. prof. 6.10% 
  • Metal, machinery & related trades workers 6.00%
  • Personal service workers 4.87%

TOP PERFORMERS

Source:Cedefop
Indicator:Future employment growth

Projected changes in employment to 2025 (this indicator contains overall percentage change).

Sectors expected to have the strongest employment change over the period 2015-2025 in Slovenia:

  • Information & communication activities 19.83%
  • Financial & insurance activities 10.40%
  • Human health & social work activities 8.68% 
  • Administrative & support activities 7.31% 
  • Real estate, professional & related activities 6.09% 

LOOKING INTO THE FUTURE

Source:Cedefop
Indicator:Future employment needs

The additional number of people who will be required to work in an occupation given projected changes in employment and replacement demands. 

Occupations expected to have the largest numbers of job openings in Slovenia over the period 2015-2025:

  • Agricultural, forestry and fishery labourers 37,590
  • Business & administration assoc. prof. 25,833
  • Science & engineering professionals 24,476
  • Business & administration professionals 20,401
  • Teaching professionals 20,110

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Related indicators

Employment share of occupations (%) in Slovenia (2011-2015 comparison)

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population

Shows the total number of employed people of any age.

 

Education profile (%) of the working age population in Slovenia (2011-2015 comparison)

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Working-age population

Measures the total number of people of working age (i.e. 15-64).

 

Age profile (%) of the working age population in Slovenia (2011-2015 comparison)

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Working-age population

Measures the total number of people of working age (i.e. 15-64).

 

Future employment growth (% change) across occupations in Slovenia compared to EU in 2015-2025

Source:Cedefop
Indicator:Future employment growth

Projected changes in employment to 2025 (this indicator contains overall percentage change).

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