Croatia Unemployment Rate Edges up in August
Croatia's registered unemployment rate rose to 6.0% in August from 5.8% in July, the Croatian Bureau of Statistics (Crostat) said in a statement on Wednesday.
According to the release, there were 107,387 unemployed people registered with labor offices in Croatia, up 3.5% month-on-month and 2.7% fewer year-on-year. In August, the number of employed persons went down by 0.3% to 1.68 million and the size of labor force decreased by 0.1% to 1.79 million, data also showed.
In a separate report the Zagreb-based statistics bureau said that Croatia's average net monthly wage totaled EUR 1,141 in July, up 5.7% on the year in real terms. In June, the average net monthly salary was 4.5% higher year-on-year in real terms. On a monthly basis, the average net monthly wage in July was 1.0% lower in real terms, after it rose 0.6% in June.
The average gross monthly salary amounted to EUR 1,580 in July, up by a real 7.6% year-on-year and lower by 0.8% month-on-month.
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