Slovenia's Jobless Rate Slightly Down in February
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Slovenia's unemployment rate came in at 3.2% at the end of February, down by 0.1 of a percentage point compared to the previous month, data from the Statistics Bureau of Slovenia (SURS) showed.
There were 32,000 unemployed persons in the age group 15-74 in February, of whom 51% were men and 49% were women, the statistical office said in a statement. In February, the unemployment rate among men was 3% and among women was 3.5%.
A separate report from the Ljubljana-based agency showed that Slovenia's annual inflation rate rose to 10.5% in March, from 9.3% in the previous month. Main upward pressures came from food and non-alcoholic beverages (19%), housing & utilities (19.9%), furnishings, household equipment, routine & maintenance (10.8%), restaurant & hotels (10.2%) and health (9.8%).
On a monthly basis, consumer prices were unchanged (0.7%). Meanwhile, the harmonized annual inflation, or HICP, rate hit 10.4%, the highest in three months.
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