Foreigners Now Hold 10% of the Jobs in Slovenia

By , 18 Dec 2018, 14:28 PM Business
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STA, 18 December 2018 - The number of jobs created in Slovenia increased to 885,700 in October with one in ten of the jobs filled by foreigners, fresh data from the Statistics Office show.

The number of people in employment in the country increased by 0.9% from November and by 3.2% on the same period a year ago.

More than half of those in jobs were men, their number rising by 0.8% from September to 486,600. The number of employed women rose by 1% to 399,000.

Manufacturing created most new jobs, the number of those employed there rising by 4.1% to over 8,000.

Almost 10% of all people in employment in Slovenia were foreigners. Their number rose by 19.5% in a year to 87,700. This is up 2% from September.

Most foreigner workers were from Bosnia-Herzegovina (42,600), Serbia (10,800), Croatia (7,500), Kosovo (7,100) and Macedonia (6,000).

Most were employed in the construction industry (23,400), manufacturing (20,300) and in transport and storage (14,800).

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