The unemployment rate in Slovenia inched higher to 8.0 percent in April 2020 from 7.9 percent in the previous month, as the number of people actively looking for a job fell amid efforts to contain the coronavirus pandemic. In addition, the number of unemployed hit 88.6 thousand, the highest level since April 2017.

Unemployment Rate in Slovenia averaged 11.38 percent from 1991 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 15.50 percent in October of 1993 and a record low of 6.30 percent in September of 2008. This page provides the latest reported value for - Slovenia Unemployment Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Slovenia Unemployment Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2020.

Unemployment Rate in Slovenia is expected to be 9.60 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployment Rate in Slovenia to stand at 11.70 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Slovenia Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 9.50 percent in 2021 and 8.70 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Slovenia Unemployment Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
8.00 7.90 15.50 6.30 1991 - 2020 percent Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-02-21 12:00 PM Dec 7.7% 7.4% 7.4%
2020-03-20 10:00 AM Jan 8.2% 7.7% 8%
2020-04-21 12:00 PM Feb 7.9% 8.2% 8.2%
2020-05-21 11:00 AM Mar 8% 7.9% 8.3%
2020-06-19 11:00 AM Apr 8%
2020-07-21 11:00 AM May
2020-08-21 11:00 AM Jun 9.6%
2020-09-21 11:00 AM Jul


News Stream
Slovenia Jobless Rate Edges Up, Unemployed at 3-Year High
The unemployment rate in Slovenia inched higher to 8.0 percent in April 2020 from 7.9 percent in the previous month, as the number of people actively looking for a job fell amid efforts to contain the coronavirus pandemic. In addition, the number of unemployed hit 88.6 thousand, the highest level since April 2017.
2020-05-21
Slovenia Jobless Rate Edges Down to 7.9% in February
The unemployment rate in Slovenia decreased to 7.9 percent in February of 2020 from 8.4 percent a year earlier, as the number of unemployed went down by 3,271 to 77,484 while employed increased by 13,565 to 898,250. In January, the jobless rate was higher at 8.2 percent.
2020-04-21
Slovenia Jobless Rate Down to 8.2% in January
The unemployment rate in Slovenia fell to 8.2 percent in January of 2020 from 8.6 percent a year earlier, as the number of unemployed decreased by 2,950 to 79,841 while employed rose by 14,120 to 895,365. In December, the jobless rate was lower at 7.7 percent.
2020-03-20
Slovenia Jobless Rate Drops to 7.7% in December
Unemployment rate in Slovenia fell to 7.7 percent in December 2019 from 8.1 percent a year earlier, as the number of unemployed fell by 3,242 to 75,292 while employment rose by 14,367 to 901,537. In November, the jobless rate was lower at 7.4 percent.
2020-02-21

Slovenia Unemployment Rate
In Slovenia, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force.