Croatia July Jobless Rate Drops on Year

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The unemployment rate in Croatia fell to 6.3% in July from 7.4% in the corresponding month of the previous year, as the number of unemployed declined to 109,571 persons, data released by the Croatian Bureau of Statistics (Crostat) showed on Friday.

The total registered unemployment for women was 7.8%.

Compared to the previous month, the total number of unemployed persons increased by 3.6% and the number of unemployed women grew by 5.2% in July.

Meanwhile, employment increased by 1.6% year-on-year to 1,635,034 persons and the number of employed women went up by 1.8% to 766,570.

In a separate statement, the Zagreb-based statistics agency said, that the average monthly net wages in Croatia amounted to HRK 7,711 (EUR 1,027) in June, which represents a nominal increase of 0.3% and a real decrease of 0.8% compared to the prior month.

In June, the average gross earnings amounted to HRK 10,492 (EUR 1,397), a nominal increase of 0.5% and a real decrease of 0.6% compared to May.

In June, the highest average net earnings of HRK 12,814 (EUR 1,706) registered in the financial service activities, while the lowest earnings were paid off in the manufacture of wearing apparel activities and amounted to HRK 4,923 (EUR 655.50). 

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