Ljubljana, 17 April (STA) - The Slovenian economy added 2,400 jobs in February, with total number of persons in employment rising 0.3% over the previous month to 856,800, the latest Statistics Office data show. Year-on-year, the total headcount rose by 3.7%.
The increase is due to full-time job creation, with the number of persons in paid employment rising by 0.3% to 766,300 and the number of the self-employed declining by 0.1% to 90,500.
Employment rose across all regions, in particular in central Slovenia and on the coast. At the municipal level, the biggest increases were recorded in Ljubljana and Postojna.
Broken down by industry, manufacturing saw the fastest rate of job growth, whereas only mining and agriculture saw new job losses.