Croatia Jobless Rate Falls in September

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Croatia's registered unemployment rate dipped to 6.1% in September from 6.3% in August, the Central Bureau of Statistics (Crostat) said on Wednesday. In September there were 105,796 unemployed people registered with labor offices, down by 4.2% month-on-month and 11.2% year-on-year.

Meanwhile the number of employed was down by 0.7% to 1.62 million.

In a separate report, the Zagreb-based statistics agency said that average net monthly wage in the country totaled HRK 7,679 (EUR 1,020) in August, down 3.9% year-on-year in real terms.

On a monthly comparison basis, the average net monthly wage in August rose 1.3% in real terms, after it declined 2.2% in July. The average gross monthly salary amounted to HRK 10,466 (EUR 1,389.50) in August, down by a real 3% on year and higher by 1.5% on month. 

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