Unemployment in Croatia in Nov 2015 mildly up

Seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate in Croatia in November 2015 was 16.6 percent, an increase of 0.1 percentage points on the month and a decrease of 1.1 pp on the year, the European Union's statistical office, Eurostat, said on Thursday.

In November, 311,000 Croatians were out of a job.

Croatia remains among the EU member states with the highest seasonally-adjusted unemployment rates according to the International Labour Organisation definition.

Among the member states, the lowest unemployment rates in November 2015 were recorded in Germany (4.5%), the Czech Republic (4.6%) and Malta (5.1%), and the highest in Greece (24.6% in September 2015) and Spain (21.4%).

The EU28 unemployment rate was 9.1% in November 2015, down from 9.2% in October 2015, and from 10% in November 2014. This is the lowest rate recorded in the EU28 since July 2009.

Eurostat estimates that 22.159 million men and women in the EU28 were unemployed in November 2015. Compared with October 2015, the number of persons unemployed decreased by 179,000. Compared with November 2014, unemployment fell by 2.146 million in the EU28.

In November 2015, 4.553 million young persons (under 25) were unemployed in the EU28 and the youth unemployment rate was 20% in the EU28, compared with 21.5% in November 2014. In November 2015, the lowest rates were observed in Germany (7.0%), Denmark (9.9%) and Austria (10.9%), and the highest in Greece (49.5% in September 2015), Spain (47.5%), and Croatia (45.1% in the third quarter 2015).

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