“I’m a 30-year-old woman, childless, and I have a liberal arts degree. I'm having trouble finding a job I really like because there aren’t many jobs to be had. When there are job openings, everyone sends in their CVs, so I guess beggars can’t be choosers,” said one of them.
Prejudice towards young women?
Employers are hesitant about hiring young women. “They expect them to become pregnant and go on maternity leave – or take sick leave when their child is sick. Employers believe that women are more expensive to hire than men.” This is borne out by statistics, which show that women aged 25-34 have a higher unemployment rate (by 3 percentage points).
Unemployment rate still falling
According to the Statistics Office, Slovenia’s employment rate is on the rise. Also, the country’s survey unemployment rate dropped to 5.8 percent in the last quarter of 2017.