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Croatia jobless rate falls on month in March

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Croatia's registered unemployment rate dropped to 9.3% in March, from 9.7% in the previous month, but rose from 8.6% in March last year, the Croatian Bureau of Statistics (Crostat) said on Tuesday.

There were 155,588 unemployed people in March this year, down 4.2% month-on-month, but up 8.5% year-on-year, the Zagreb-based statistics agency said. Meanwhile, the country had 1,518,034 employed people in March.

In a separate report, the statistics office said that Croatia's average net monthly wage grew by a real 3.4% year-on-year in February, after rising by 3% in January.

On a monthly comparison basis, the average net monthly wage edged up 0.5% to HRK 7,038 (EUR 930) in February, after decreasing by 0.4% in the previous month. The highest average net monthly wage in February, of HRK 18,989, was paid out in the manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations sector.

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