ZAGREB, September 18, 2020 – At the end of August 2020, there were 1.53 million persons in employment in Croatia, up 0.4% on the month but down 4% on the year, while the registered unemployment rate stayed at 9%, the national statistical office said on Friday.
In August 2020, the number of persons in employment was 1,534,912. Their number in legal entities was 1,315,534, up 0.5% on the month but down 3.9% on the year.
At the end of August 2020, there were 200,202 persons in employment in crafts and trades and freelancing, down 0.2% on the month and 4.9% on the year.
Registered unemployment 9%
At the end of August 2020, 151,368 persons were registered with the Croatian Employment Service, 65 fewer on the month. Year on year, their number jumped 32.2%.
The unemployment rate was 9% in both July and August. In August, it went up 2.2 percentage points on the year.