Croatia's unemployment rate in April drops to 15.9%

Croatia's unemployment rate dropped in April to 15.9%, which is 1.3 percentage points less than in March and 2.2 percentage points less on the year, indicates data released on Tuesday by the State Bureau of Statistics (DZS).

Unemployment has decreased three months in a row.

The Croatian Employment Service (HZZ) reported that there were 254,591 job-seekers, which was 21,815 or 7.9% fewer than in March. This is a drop of 14.3% or 42,497 less in comparison to April last year.

The fall in the number of those out of work is primarily due to seasonal employment which will continue in May. The HZZ on Tuesday reported that there are currently 237,578 unemployed persons which is about 17,000 less than at the end of March.

Last update: Tue, 24/05/2016 - 11:57

View the discussion thread.

More from Croatia

Croatia needs more investment in oncology

Croatia allocated only 16 euros for oncology per capita per year and more investments in new treatment technologies...

Speaker slams MPs for nonattendance of sessions

Croatian Parliament Speaker Bozo Petrov of the Bridge party has said that it is unacceptable for him that members of...

HDZ deputy chief says will prepare new graduate thesis

Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) Deputy President and Deputy Parliament Speaker Milijan Brkic has said in an...

Dubrovnik prepares "food-groaning table" to mark tourist season's end

A 120-metre-long table full with various dishes was set up along Dubrovnik's landmark street Stradun on Sunday to...

Police solve situation involving deranged man outside HRT

The Zagreb police confirmed on Sunday afternoon that a mentally imbalanced man with a hand grenade had come to the...