ZAGREB, March 19, 2018 – The job vacancy rate in Croatia rose mildly in the fourth quarter of 2017, while in the EU it remained unchanged compared to the previous quarter, show figures from the EU’s statistical office Eurostat.
In the period from October to December 2017, Croatia’s seasonally unadjusted job vacancy rate grew to 1.6% from 1.5% in the previous quarter. In Q4 2016, the job vacancy rate in Croatia was 1.4%.
In the EU28, the job vacancy rate was 2.0% in the fourth quarter of 2017, stable compared with the previous quarter, but up from 1.8% in the fourth quarter of 2016.
The job vacancy rate in the euro area (EA19) was 2.0%, up from 1.9% recorded in the previous quarter and from 1.7% in the fourth quarter of 2016.
Among the member states for which comparable data are available, the highest job vacancy rates in the fourth quarter of 2017 were recorded in the Czech Republic (4.4%), Belgium (3.4%), Germany (2.8%), the Netherlands and the United Kingdom (both 2.6%).
The lowest rates were observed in Greece (0.1%), Spain (0.7%), Bulgaria and Portugal (both 0.8%).