Croatia's Unemployment Rate Edges Down in March

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Croatia's registered unemployment rate fell to 6.5% in March from 6.9% in February, the Croatian Bureau of Statistics (Crostat) said on Thursday.

In March, there were 111,980 unemployed people registered with labor offices in Croatia, down 5.1% month-on-month and 10.8% fewer year-on-year.

According to the statistics agency, there were 1,597,798 employed people in the country in March.

A separate report from the Zagreb-based agency showed that Croatia's average net monthly wage totaled EUR 1,106 in February, down 0.2% year-on-year in real terms.

In January, the average net monthly salary was 0.9% lower year-on-year in real terms. On a monthly comparison basis, the average net monthly wage in February was 0.9% higher in real terms, after it rose 4.6% in January.

The average gross monthly salary amounted to EUR 1,522 in February, up by a real 1.3% on year and higher by 1.3% on the month.

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