Over 13,000 New Jobless in Second Half of March

Total Croatia News

ZAGREB, April 2, 2020 – At the end of March 2020, over 143,000 persons were registered with the Croatian Employment Service (HZZ), with 13,264 registering in the last 15 days of March alone.

On 16 March there were 134,717 persons registered with the HZZ, and at the end of March that number was 143,454, which is an increase of 8,737 persons, shows data given to Hina by the HZZ.

However, in that period 13,262 new persons were registered with the HZZ, of which 12,260 persons registered immediately after their employment contract had been terminated.

At the same time 4,546 persons left the register, of which 3,417 are now employed.

Broken down by sectors, from March 16 to March 31 the largest number of jobless were registered in the accommodation and food services sector (4,376), followed by the trade sector (1,672), the manufacturing sector (1,462) and the other services sector (891).

HZZ data for April 1 show that the number of jobless increased by over a thousand – a total of 1,473 persons registered with the HZZ on April 1 alone.

As of today, 144,819 persons are registered with the HZZ and there are 9,260 job vacancies.

More economic news can be found in the Business section.


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