Unemployment in Croatia drops for ninth consecutive month

December was the ninth consecutive month to see a year-on-year overall drop in the number of jobless persons, however, unemployment did increase slightly. [Shutterstock / ETAJOE]

At the end of December, 125,715 people were registered with the Croatian Employment Service (HZZ), which is 34,130 or 21.4% fewer job seekers than in December 2020, the HZZ reported.

December was the ninth consecutive month to see a year-on-year overall drop in the number of jobless persons, however, unemployment did increase slightly. In December, there were 0.01% or 14 more unemployed people than in November.

Daily HZZ data show that 128,255 people are currently registered with the HZZ, which is 2,540 more jobless persons than at the end of December. The HZZ now has 15,461 vacancies advertised.

There were 13,713 newly registered jobseekers in December, or 9.9% less than in December 2020.

In December, 27,729 people out of work or 22.1% of the total of unemployed persons were entitled to unemployment benefits, which is a drop of 21.6% or 7,659 fewer people than in December 2020.

(Željko Trkanjec | EURACTIV.hr)

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