Croatian unemployment rate falls in September

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Croatia's registered unemployment rate dropped to 7.0% in September from 7.3% in August, the Zagreb-based Central Bureau of Statistics (Crostat) said on Wednesday.

It was the lowest jobless rate since September of 2019, as the number of unemployed declined by 19.2% year-on-year and 5.1% month-on-month to 119,094 persons.

In the meantime, the number of employed went up 2.0% to 1,578,144 people. In a separate report the statistics agency said that Croatia's average net monthly wage grew by a real 2.7% year-on-year in August, after rising by 1.9% in July.

On a monthly comparison basis, the average net monthly wage rose by a real 0.8% to HRK 7,118 (EUR 948), after a decline by a real 2% in July.

The highest average net monthly wage in August, of HRK 11,140 (EUR 1,484), was paid out in the manufacturing of coke and refined petroleum products. 

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