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Croatia jobless rate falls in March

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Croatia's registered unemployment rate stood at 7.5% in March, down from 7.8% in February, the Croatian Bureau of Statistics (Crostat) said on Wednesday.

In March, there were 125,604 unemployed people registered with labor offices in Croatia, down 3.7% month-on-month and 19.3% fewer year-on-year, the statistics bureau said.

Meantime, there were 1,556,913 employed people in the Adriatic country in March 2022. In a separate report the Zagreb-based statistics office said, the average net monthly wage for February amounted to HRK 7,452 (EUR 985.50), up by 5.9% annually in nominal terms, but down by 0.4% in real terms.

On month, the average net wage was up by 1% in nominal terms and by 0.1% in real terms. The median net wage for February was HRK 6,151 (EUR 813.50). The average gross wage was HRK 10,109, up by 6.8% in nominal terms and by 0.5% in real terms from February 2021 and up by 1.3% in nominal terms and by 0.4% in real terms from January 2022.

The highest average net wage was paid in the manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations, amounting to HRK 16,787 (EUR 2,220), while the lowest was in security and investigation activities at HRK 4,758 (EUR 629). 

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