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Croats' median income loss 10% in 2020, daily says

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The COVID-19 pandemic and the consequential lockdown have led to an unprecedented rise in the number of workers absent from work and an increased number of jobs lost, according to Eurostat, while the Večernji List daily said in its comment on Saturday that Croatian workers fared worst in the EU.

The Večernji List daily says that the corona crisis reduced this year's income of Croatian workers by 10.6% compared to 2019, reported news agency HINA.

The estimated loss for median employment income at EU level is 5.2% in 2020 compared with 2019, according to Eurostat. Considering the estimated loss for median employment income, apart from workers in Croatia, also workers in Greece, France and Cyprus were adversely affected. Thus, the loss for median employment income in their countries was above 7%.

The smallest loss was in Latvia, Hungary, Denmark and Sweden. The loss stems from COVID-related absence from work or fewer working hours, says the Zagreb-based daily.

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