Croatia Jobless Rate Drops in February

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The unemployment rate in Croatia fell to 6.9% in February from 7.2% in the previous month, the Croatian Bureau of Statistics (Crostat) said in a monthly report.

The number of unemployed persons decreased by 3.6% from a month earlier to 117,985 people, while the number of employed persons rose by 0.1% to 1.59 million.

Also, the size of the labor force dropped by 0.2% to 1.71 million. In February 2022, the jobless rate was higher at 7.8%.

The average net monthly wage in Croatia totaled EUR 1,094 in January, down 0.9% on the year in real terms, the Zagreb-based agency said in a separate report. In December, the average net monthly salary was 4.3% lower year-on-year in real terms.

On a monthly comparison basis, the average net monthly wage in January rose 4.6% in real terms, after it stagnated in December.

The average gross monthly salary amounted to EUR 1,499 in January, up by a real 0.4% on year and higher by 5.0% on the month.

Croatia's average net monthly wage to taled HRK 7,635 (EUR 1,013) last year, down by a real 3.1% year-on-year.

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