Only 18.5% of Older Women Employed in Slovenia

With 13.2 percent of the population aged 65 years or more (1997), Slovenia ranks among the older societies in which the percentage of elderly people continues to rise.

While only 30.7% of older people were employed in Slovenia in 2005, the share stood at a mere 18.7% for women, says a document on employment published by the European Commission on Monday. This puts Slovenia below the EU average, which stood at 42.5% (33.7% of older women and 51.8% of older men) of older people employed in the 25 EU member states in 2005.