There are 444 companies in municipality with a total of 2223 employees and 870 sole proprietors with 719 employees.
59% of persons aged 15 to 64 (working age population) were employed or self-employed (persons in employment), which is lower than the Slovenian average (61%).
An average of 10.4% of the active population was registered as unemployed. More women were unemployed than men. Economy-wise, the most common industries are tertiary industry (commerce, repair of motor vehicles, repair of general consumption goods, and other service activities), heavy industry, and civil engineering.
Every year, the municipality invests into technological equipment of the companies by co-financing the investments and new job openings.
In 2011, the value of gross capital formation in the municipality was 36.798.000EUR.
Average gross monthly salary per an employed person was 10% lower than average Slovenian annual salary, while the net earnings were 7% lower than the national average.
The driving force behind the economic development in Brežice municipality is undoubtedly tourism and commerce, as well as small crafts, which is supported by the municipality by subsidizing investments, creating jobs and helping them appear at trade fairs where they can display their innovative products and services. The tourist offer of the municipality includes a total of 55 hospitality operations, ranging from inns, guesthouses, pizzerias, breweries, confectionaries/bakeries, bars, and discotheques to 4 tourist farms and 10 wineries/root cellars. Hospitality industry is mainly focused around the large centers, such as Brežice, Bizeljsko, Čatež ob Savi and Dobova. We can boast with 618000 overnight stays on an annual level, 1373 rooms and 4305 beds.
An overview of the housing policy shows that municipality contains a population of 24238 and 10563 housing units. In 2009, there were 436 housing units per 1000 people. Approximately 53% of housing units had at least 3 rooms. Average apartment size was 82m2.
Every other person in the municipality had their own passenger car (51 cars per 100 people) with an average age of the vehicle being 9 years. In 2009, the municipal service collected 358kg of waste per person, which is 46kg less than the Slovenian average.