Labour market depends on economy re-launch, says employment official

Mitja Bobnar, the director general of the national institution, has told the STA in an interview that the labour market had felt the crisis brought by the coronavirus epidemic already in March.

At the end of April, 88,648 persons in Slovenia were registered as unemployed, which is 14% more than in March and 20% more than in April 2019.

Under normal circumstances, employment would have been boosted in the spring, and the unemployment rate would have been decreasing until June. "Around 71,000 persons would have been registered in April, and around 68,000 at the end of June."

Not only that a lot of people are losing their jobs, there is also less hiring, as the number of people who got a job in April was down by 60% compared to the same month last year.

Bobnar noted that hospitality sector had announced 84% less vacancies in April compared to last year...

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