Employment in Croatia is overall down for 1.5% – concludes an article in Slobodna Dalmacija. This is the result of a statistical analysis conducted for this year’s March compared to March 2020. The biggest fall in employment is evident in the hotel industry and hospitality. Last March, 410 people were employed in the sector, adding to the total number of 61,913, but that number is smaller for 5,087 people compared to last year when the number of employed in hotel tourism and hospitality counted 67,000.
„Compared to February, the total number of employed (in March) is up by 0.8% but compared to the same month last year; the numbers are down by 1.5%“, Slobodna Dalmacija quoted the explanation of Croatian Bureau of Statistics.
The process manufacturing industry also counts losses. Despite 2,129 newly employed people who boosted 225,287 workers in the sector, that number is down by 2000 workers less as last year the count was 227,287.
Merchants count a rise of 803 new workers, 201,117 in total. But, this time last year the total number was 205,167, so this year’s there are 4,050 people less in the sector.
On the other hand, several sectors can celebrate victory over statistics from 2020.
The construction sector hired 1,060 new workers. 100,234 people in total this year gives a 5924 boost compared to last year’s 195,193 employed people.
Education has 1,094 new workers this month, 120,246 in total. This time last year’s there were 117,891 people in total, which suggest 2,355 people increase.
Public service, social security, and defense sectors increase by 648 people to a total of 111,785. In conclusion, 1,325 more people are welcomed to the sector, compared to 2020 when there was 110460 in the mentioned sectors.
Expectedly, health and social care sectors in March counted 102,636 employed, which is a 1,392 increase compared to last year’s 101,244 employed people.
In absolute numbers, the mentioned sectors had the biggest influence on the total rise of employment in Croatia last month, which jumped to 11,302 people, 1,518,034 in total.
The Bureau added that when counting all minuses and pluses, last year’s numbers are better, but the progress is happening in this year nonetheless.
Additionally, the average salary in Croatia is 7038 kuna, pointed out Slobodna Dalmacija.
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