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Croatia's unemployment rate falls in December

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Croatia's registered unemployment rate fell to 7.4% in December last year from 9.5% in December 2020, data from the Central Statistical Bureau (Crostat) showed on Thursday.

In December last year, there were 125,715 unemployed people registered with labor offices in Croatia, virtually unchanged month-on-month and 21.4% fewer year-on-year, it said.

In a separate report, the Zagreb-based agency said that Croatia's average net monthly wage grew by a real 1.9% in November, after rising 1.8% in October.

On a monthly comparison basis, the average net monthly wage rose by a real 2% to HRK 7,333 (EUR 974) in November, after a decline by a real 0.5% in October.

The highest average net monthly wage in November, of HRK 11,160 (EUR 1,483), was paid out in the sector of petroleum product manufacturing. In 2020, Croatia's average net monthly wage amounted to HRK 6,763 (EUR 899), up by a real 2.6%. 

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