1.38 Million Employed Persons in March, Unemployment Down to 9.5%

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ZAGREB, April 23 (Hina) – There were 1.38 million employed persons in Croatia at the end of March 2019, which is 0.6% more than at the end of February, while the registered unemployment rate dropped from 10.2% to 9.5%, show figures from the national statistical office (DZS).

According to DZS statistics, there were 1,384,227 employed persons at the end of March, 8,643 more than at the end of February.

Most of the employed persons, 1,181,459, worked in legal entities, an increase of 6,083 or 0.5% compared to the previous month.

According to the Croatian Employment Service (HZZ), there were 145,801 job-seekers at the end of March, a decrease of 6.8% or 10,577 fewer job-seekers than in the previous month and an 18.1% decline compared to March 2018.

The registered unemployment rate, which is the ratio of unemployed persons to the labour force, thus dropped to 9.5% while at the end of February it was 10.2%.

More unemployment news can be found in the Business section.


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