Slovenia's unemployment rate rose to 9.1 percent in August of 2020 from 7.4 percent in the same month of the previous year, mainly due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of unemployed people rose by 16.628 from a year ago to 88,172, while employment went down by 11,055 to 882,125. In July, the jobless rate was slightly higher at 9.2 percent.

Unemployment Rate in Slovenia averaged 11.35 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 October of 2020.

Unemployment Rate in Slovenia is expected to be 11.50 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 11.20 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
9.10 9.20 15.50 6.30 1991 - 2020 percent Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-07-22 10:35 AM May 9.3% 9.1% 9.4%
2020-08-21 11:00 AM Jun 9.2% 9.3% 9.6%
2020-09-21 11:05 AM Jul 9.2% 9.2% 9.4%
2020-10-21 02:00 PM Aug 9.1% 9.2% 9.4%
2020-11-20 12:00 PM Sep 9.1% 10.8%
2020-12-21 12:00 PM Oct


News Stream
Slovenia Jobless Rate Rises to 9.1% in August
Slovenia's unemployment rate rose to 9.1 percent in August of 2020 from 7.4 percent in the same month of the previous year, mainly due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of unemployed people rose by 16.628 from a year ago to 88,172, while employment went down by 11,055 to 882,125. In July, the jobless rate was slightly higher at 9.2 percent.
2020-10-21
Slovenia Jobless Rate Remains Near 2-1/2-Year High
Slovenia's unemployment rate stood at 9.2 percent in July of 2020, little-changed from a two-and-a-half-year high of 9.3 percent reached in May and compared to 7.4 percent a year ago. The number of unemployed people rose by 17,547 from a year ago to 89,397, while employment declined by 10,923 to 882,837.
2020-09-21
Slovenia Jobless Rate Remains Close to Over 2-Year High
Slovenia's unemployment rate stood at 9.2 percent in June 2020, little-changed from two-and-a-half-year high of 9.3 percent in the previous month and well above 7.3 percent in the same period last year. The numner of unemployed people rose by 26.3 percent from a year ago to 89 thousand, while employment declined by 1.4 percent to 884 thousand.
2020-08-21
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 Unemployment Rate
In Slovenia, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force.