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Survey unemployment rate down slightly to 4.8% in March

Ljubljana, 29 April (STA) - Slovenia's survey unemployment rate stood at 4.8% in March, down 0.1 of a percentage point from February and up 0.3 of a point compared to the same month last year, the Statistics Office said on Thursday.

The office has estimated that around 50,000 people aged between 15 and 74 were jobless in Slovenia in March, of whom 48% were men and 52% women.

Among men, the survey unemployment rate last month was 4.3%, and for women it was 5.4%.

Previously, the monthly estimates of International Labour Organisation unemployment rate for Slovenia have been calculated and published only by Eurostat.

The Statistics Office started publishing this experimental statistics with February's estimates, and calculated monthly unemployment rates for the period extending back to January 2010.

It also uses other sources - data on registered unemployed and monthly data on persons in employment from the statistical survey Persons in Employment.