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Croatia jobless rate falls in July 

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The unemployment rate in Croatia fell to 7.4% in July from 9% in the same month last year and from 7.5% in June, figures from the Croatian Bureau of Statistics (Crostat) showed on Friday.

The number of unemployed declined by 25,000 to 126,000 as the economy continued its re-opening efforts. At the same time, the number of employed people rose by 59,000 to 1.587 million.

In a separate report, the Zagreb-based statistics agency said that Croatia's average net monthly wage grew by a real 3.8% year-on-year in June, after rising by 4.5% in May.

On a monthly basis, the average net monthly wage increased by a real 1.0% to HRK 7,175 (EUR 957), after rising by a real 0.2% in May.

The highest average net monthly wage in June, of HRK 15,823 (EUR 2,109), was paid out in manufacturing of coke and refined petroleum products. 

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