Unemployment up and down Croatia is beginning to reach critical levels, and the tourist rich region of Dalmatia is one of the worst hit. Currently there are around 70,000 people in the Dalmatian region of Croatia registered as unemployed, and at the same time only 300-odd available jobs in the region are on offer via the Croatian Employment Service, reports daily newspaper Slobodna Dalmacija.
Dalmatia’s largest county, the Split-Dalmatia County, after the capital Zagreb, holds the record for the number of unemployed in the country. At the end of September there were 40,904 registered job seekers, with 16,458 coming from the City of Split.
The City of Zadar has not feared much better. This August there were hundreds more unemployed than there was in the same period last year and it is expected that the number of unemployed in the Zadar region will hit 9,500 once September’s data is released.