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Croatia jobless rate steady in August

Croatia’s unemployment rate remained unchanged in August after easing in the previous two months, preliminary figures from the Croatian Bureau of Statistics (Crostat) show.

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The total registered unemployment rate was 9%, unchanged from July. The rate had peaked at 9.5% in May. In the same month of 2019, the jobless rate was 6.7%.

The number of unemployed was 151,368 persons versus 151,433 in July. Employment totaled 1.53 million, broadly the same as in July. The figure decreased by 4% from the same month last year.

In a separate statement, the Zagreb-based statistics agency said that Croatia’s average net monthly wage grew by a real 3.2% on the year in July, after rising by 3.1% in June.

On month, the average net monthly wage fell 0.3% to HRK 6,722 (EUR 890) in July, after adding 1.7% in the previous month. The highest average net monthly wage in July, of HRK 10,343, was paid out in the air transport sector, Crostat said on September 18.