Slovenia’s unemployment rate edged down to 7.7 percent in May of 2021 from 9.3 percent in the same month of the previous year. The number of unemployed fell by 15,267 to 75,148, while the number of employed rose by 13,061 to 896,994. In April, the unemployment rate was 8.2 percent. source: Employment Service of Slovenia

Unemployment Rate in Slovenia averaged 11.28 percent from 1991 until 2021, 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 July of 2021.

Unemployment Rate in Slovenia is expected to be 8.50 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 9.20 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Slovenia Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 8.70 percent in 2022 and 8.30 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Slovenia Unemployment Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
7.70 8.20 15.50 6.30 1991 - 2021 percent Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-04-21 12:00 PM Feb 9.0% 9.4% 9.7%
2021-05-21 12:00 PM Mar 9% 9.0% 8.9%
2021-06-30 02:00 PM Apr 8.2% 8.5% 8.7%
2021-07-21 12:00 PM May 7.7% 8.2% 8%
2021-08-20 11:00 AM Jun 7.7%
2021-09-21 11:05 AM Jul
2021-10-21 02:00 PM Aug
2021-11-19 12:00 PM Sep


News Stream
Slovenia Jobless Rate Continues to Decline in May
Slovenia’s unemployment rate edged down to 7.7 percent in May of 2021 from 9.3 percent in the same month of the previous year. The number of unemployed fell by 15,267 to 75,148, while the number of employed rose by 13,061 to 896,994. In April, the unemployment rate was 8.2 percent.
2021-07-21
Slovenia Jobless Rate Declines to 8.2% in April
Slovenia’s unemployment rate declined to 8.2 percent in April of 2021 from 9.1 percent in the same month of the previous year, The number of unemployed declined by 9,363 to 79285, while the number of employed rose by 7,797 to 893,332. In March, the unemployment rate was at 9.0 percent.
2021-06-30
Slovenia Jobless Rate Surges to 9.0% in March
Slovenia's unemployment rate rose to 9 percent in February of 2021 from 8 percent in the same month of the previous year, amid the effects of a prolonged pandemic crisis. It was the highest jobless rate for a March month since 2017, as the number of unemployed climbed by 4,783 to 82,638, while the number of employed went down by 4,939 to 891,055. In February, the unemployment rate was at 9 percent.
2021-05-21
Slovenia Jobless Rate Jumps to 9.0% in February
Slovenia's unemployment rate jumped to 9.0 percent in February of 2021 from 7.9 percent in the same month of the previous year, as the country remained in a nationwide state of emergency, given the COVID-19 pandemic. During this period, the number of unemployed decreased by 3,448 to 88,051, while the number of employed went up by 4,015 to 885,832. In January, the unemployment rate was at 9.4 percent.
2021-04-21

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.