According to the Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia the unemployment rate of young people in Slovenia in 2012 stood at 17.4% and 1570 Slovenian citizens aged 15-29 left Slovenia for good to live in another country.
Across all ages, 8191 Slovenian citizens moved from Slovenia to settle in another country in 2012. The majority went to live in Germany, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Austria and Croatia. Some however, decided to go as far as Australia. In 2012, there were around 100 persons of Slovenian background who settled here.