Croatia jobless rate climbs further in January

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Croatia's jobless rate rose for a fourth straight month in January, figures from the Croatian Bureau of Statistics (Crostat) showed on Friday.

The registered unemployment rate increased to 9.8% in January from 9.5% in December. A year ago, it was 8.4%.

The rate has been rising since October and the latest figure was the highest since March 2018, when it was 10.8%.

The number of unemployed persons increased 3.4% to 165,345 in January from 159,845 in the previous month. Employment rose to 1.515 million persons in January from 1.527 million in the preceding month, data showed. 

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