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Employment as well as unemployment rise in Croatia in April

ZAGREB, May 19 (Hina) – At the end of April, there were 1.527 million employed people in Croatia or 0.8% more than in March, and the registered unemployment rate also rose by 0.8 percentage points to 9.4%, according to figures provided by the national statistical office (DZS).

At the end of April, the number of employed Croatians rose by 1.5% compared to the end of April 2019.

The DZS says that “in April 2020, the total number of persons in paid employment in legal entities in the Republic of Croatia amounted to 1,325,632, out of which 631,442 were women.”

Broken down by business activity, employment rose month on month in almost all activities, with the highest rise of 2.9% in accommodation and food service activities.

The activity section categorised as “public administration and defence; compulsory social security” saw monthly drop-in hiring of 0.4%. The only other section with fewer employees was  “Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply” with a 0.3% drop.

Unemployment rate rises to 9.4% 

The total number of unemployed persons increased by 11.0% in April 2020, as compared to March 2020. The total registered unemployment rate in April 2020 was 9.4%.

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