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Croatia jobless rate falls in August

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Croatia's registered unemployment rate decreased to 7.3% in August from 7.4% in July, figures from the Croatian Bureau of Statistics (Crostat) showed on Monday.

In the same month last year, jobless rate was 8.9%. The number of unemployed persons decreased 0.4% to 125,501 in August from 126,006 in the previous month.

Employment rose to 1.586 million persons in August from 1.588 million in the preceding month. In a separate report the Zagreb-based agency said that Croatia's average net monthly wage grew by a real 1.9% year-on-year in July, after rising 3.8% in June.

On a monthly comparison basis, the average net monthly wage declined by a real 2% to HRK 7,046 (EUR 938.7), after rising by a real 1% in June. The highest average net monthly wage in July, of HRK 10,624 (EUR 1,416), was paid out in manufacturing of coke and refined petroleum products.

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