Mixed Unemployment Picture in December

Total Croatia News

ZAGREB, January 23, 2018 – The registered unemployment rate in December 2017 grew for the third consecutive month, to 12.2% from 12.1% in November, but on the year it recorded a decrease, according to preliminary figures released by the national statistical office (DZS) on Tuesday.

DZS figures show that the unemployment rate in December of 12.2% was 2.5 percentage points down from December 2016.

The monthly growth of unemployment is common for the end of the year given that in the period from the spring until after the peak tourist season unemployment declines and starts rising in the autumn.

In June 2017 unemployment slid to 10.8%, the lowest level since 2000, when the DZS started keeping record of unemployment indicators, and it remained around that level during the summer months.

Data released previously by the Croatian Employment Service (HZZ) show that at the end of December 187,363 persons were registered with the HZZ, which is 693 persons fewer or 0.4% down compared to the end of November.

Currently, there are 195,437 job-seekers and 20,095 vacancies.


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