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Croatia continues to record largest annual drop in unemployment among EU countries

Croatia was among the European Union countries with the highest unemployment rates in January, but recorded the sharpest annual drop in unemployment for the sixth consecutive month, Eurostat data showed on Thursday.

Croatia's registered unemployment rate rises to 15.4% in January

The registered unemployment rate in Croatia rose from 14.8% in December 2016 to 15.4% in January 2017, increasing for the fourth month in a row, the National Bureau of Statistics (DZS) said Thursday.

Croatia's unemployment rate down, but still among highest in EU

In December 2016, Croatia was again among the European Union member states with the highest unemployment rates, but it saw the sharpest drop in unemployment annually, Eurostat data show.

Croatia's registered unemployment rate rises to 14.8% in Dec 2016

The registered unemployment rate in Croatia rose to 14.8% in December 2016, increasing for the third month in a row, the National Bureau of Statistics (DZS) said on Monday.

Croatia has biggest EU unemployment decline in Nov 2016

In November 2016, Croatia recorded the biggest year-on-year decrease in unemployment in the European Union for the fourth month in a row, while month on month, the unemployment rate in Croatia dipped, as it did in the EU, the EU statistical office Eurostat said on Monday.

Croatia's Q3 survey unemployment rate down to 10.9 pct

The survey unemployment rate in Croatia fell to 10.9% in the third quarter of 2016 from 15.4% in the corresponding period of 2015, show the results of a labour force survey carried out by the National Bureau of Statistics (DZS).

Croatia's November unemployment rate increases to 14.4%

Croatia's registered unemployment rate increased to 14.4% in November from 14.0% in October, the second month in a row to see a rise in unemployment, according to data released by the National Bureau of Statistics (DZS) on Friday.

Croatia records biggest EU drop in unemployment y-on-y

Croatia recorded the largest decrease in the unemployment rate among EU member states in October year on year, Eurostat figures released on Thursday indicated.

225,703 jobless registered with HZZ end October

At the end of October 2016, there were 225,703 registered unemployed persons in Croatia, 6.6% more than in September, which put an end to a decrease in unemployment figures that had lasted for eight consecutive months.

Eurozone unemployment falls to five-year low as economy gains ground

Unemployment in the eurozone fell to a more-than-five-year low of 10 per cent in September after jobless queues across the region shrank, data released on Thursday showed.

Croatia's September unemployment rate unchanged at 13.1%

The registered unemployment rate in Croatia remained unchanged in September at 13.1% after declining for seven months in a row, according to initial data released by the National Bureau of Statistics (DZS) on Monday.

Q2 survey unemployment rate down to 12.8%

The survey unemployment rate in Croatia fell to 12.8% in the second quarter of 2016 from 15.5% in the same period of 2015, the results of a labour force survey carried out by the National Bureau of Statistics (DZS) show.

211,800 jobless at end of Sept

At the end of September 2016, 211,827 persons were registered with the Croatian Employment Service (HZZ), down 0.7% on the month and that was the eighth consecutive month in which the number of the jobless fell month on month, the HZZ said on Monday.

Croatia records largest annual decrease in jobless rate among EU countries

Croatia recorded the largest annual decrease in the unemployment rate in August 2016 among all European Union countries, but its rate still remains among the highest in the bloc, according to figures published on Friday by Eurostat, the EU statistical office.

Eurozone unemployment stays at 10.1 per cent despite rise in jobless

Unemployment in the eurozone lingered at 10.1 per cent in August - where it's stayed since April this year - despite an overall rise in the number of people out of work, new data showed Friday.

Unemployment rate down for seven straight months

Croatia's registered unemployment rate in August was 13.1%, the Croatian Employment Service (HZZ) said on Friday, adding that August was the seventh consecutive month in which unemployment fell.

Croatia among EU members with steepest unemployment decrease in July

In July 2016, Croatia was among the European Union member states with the steepest annual unemployment decline, alongside Cyprus and Spain, the EU statistical office Eurostat said on Wednesday.

Croatia's registered unemployment in July lowest since Sept 2008

Croatia's registered unemployment rate in July was 13.3%, down 0.3 percentage points on the month and 2 on the year, according to the national statistical office.

Croatia's average net salary in June 760 euros

The average net salary in June 2016 was HRK 5,686, nominally down 0.35% on the month, the national statistical office said on Tuesday.

Croatia's unemployment rate in July down m-o-m, y-o-y

At the end of July 2016, 217,089 persons were registered as jobless, down 1.1% on the month and 15.9% on the year, the Croatian Employment Service (HZZ) said on Wednesday, adding that July was the sixth consecutive month in which unemployment was falling.

Croatia among EU countries with largest drops in unemployment

Croatia is among the EU countries that recorded the largest year-on-year drops in the unemployment rate in June 2016, the latest Eurostat figures show.

1 in 5 young Croats not in education, employment or training

A total of 21.8 percent of young people in Croatia, aged between 15 and 29, are not in education, employment or training, which is a considerable increase compared with 2008 and 2009 when one person in ten was in this status, Eurostat figures for 2014 show.

Croatia's unemployment rate down for fifth consecutive month

The registered unemployment rate in June 2016 fell to 13.6 percent from 14.4% in May, the national statistical office said on Friday.

219,491 jobless at end of June

 At the end of June there were 219,491 people registered as unemployed in Croatia, which is 12,836 or 5.5% less than in May, according to figures released by the Croatian Employment Service (HZZ) on Monday.

Greek unemployment hits four-year low in April

Greece's unemployment rate in April was at its lowest in four years, dropping 2 percentage points year-on-year to 23.3 per cent, the crisis-stricken country's statistics office Elstat said Thursday.

Nothing contentious in hiring branch office heads, says caretaker minister

Minister of Labour and Pension Systems Nada Sikic (HDZ) on Thursday said in Dubrovnik that there wasn't anything contentious for the caretaker government to advertise vacancies for 22 branch office heads in the Croatian Employment Service (HZZ).

Eurozone unemployment edges down to 10.1 per cent

Unemployment in the eurozone edged down to 10.1 per cent in May, its lowest level in nearly five years, according to data released Friday.

Registered unemployment falls to 14.4 pct

The registered unemployment rate in May 2016 fell to 14.4 percent from 15.9% in April, the national statistical office said on Thursday.

HZZ: 232,327 jobless at end of May

nemployment is continuing to decrease in June and daily figures released by the HZZ indicate that currently 224,238 persons are registered as unemployed, which is 8,089 fewer jobless persons than at the end of May.

German unemployment falls despite increase in refugees without jobs

German unemployment fell more than expected in May to a 25-year low, as a result boosting hopes that Europe's biggest economy will be able to absorb the mass influx of refugees into the nation.

Eurozone unemployment stagnates at 10.2 per cent

Unemployment in the eurozone remained unchanged in April at 10.2 per cent, its lowest level in nearly five years, new data released on Tuesday showed.

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).

Number of registered job seekers down 8% in April m-o-m

The number of registered job seekers in Croatia at the end of April was 254,591, which was 21,815 persons or 7.9% less than in March, figures released by the National Employment Service (HZZ) on Tuesday show.

Croatia's survey unemployment rate falls to 16.3% in 2015 from 17.3% in 2014

Croatia's survey unemployment rate was 16.3% last year, falling by one percentage point from 2014, according to the figures provided by the national statistical office (DZS).

Croatia urged to be more active in implementing EU Youth Guarantee

The Youth Guarantee scheme ensures that all young people under 25, and in Croatia the limit being 30, get a good-quality, concrete offer within 4 months of them leaving formal education or becoming unemployed.

Contested labour reforms go before France's parliament

A set of a bitterly contested labour reforms that have triggered weeks of strikes and protests across France went before lawmakers Tuesday, as the government sought to rouse support for a bill it hopes will ease unemployment.

Eurozone unemployment falls to nearly five-year low of 10.2 per cent

Unemployment in the eurozone fell in March to 10.2 per cent, reaching its lowest level in nearly five years, new data released on Friday showed.

Unemployment in Croatian regions in middle of EU range

More than 60% of European Union regions recorded a decrease of at least 0.5 percentage points in unemployment in 2015 compared with 2014, but regional unemployment rates continued to vary widely, with Croatia somewhere in the middle, ...

Unemployment in March falls to 17.2 pct

The registered unemployment rate in March 2016 was 17.2 percent, down 0.6 percentage points on the month and 2.5 pp on the year, the national statistical office said on Friday.

Study: Unemployment in southern Europe fuels migration to Britain

High unemployment in southern Europe is helping to fuel migration to Britain from other EU nations, experts at Oxford University said on Wednesday.

Unemployment drops 4.5 pct

March 2016 was the second consecutive month in which unemployment decreased month on month, having increased since August 2015.

Eurozone unemployment edges down to 10.3 per cent in February

The jobless rate in the eurozone edged down to 10.3 per cent in February, according to data released Monday by the EU statistics agency Eurostat, as the currency bloc makes slow progress in whittling down its unemployment figures.

US gains 215,000 jobs in March, unemployment inches up to 5 per cent

The United States saw payrolls grow by 215,000 workers in March, the Bureau of Labour Statistics said Friday.

German economists predict weaker labour market

The German labour market will be less dynamic in the second half of 2016 owing to the weak global economy, a group of economists told dpa on Sunday.

Survey unemployment rate in Q4 2015 16.1%

Croatia's survey unemployment rate in Q4 2015 was 16.1%, which is 2.2 percentage points less than in the same quarter of 2014, when the rate stood at 18.3%, shows the latest labour force survey by the national statistical office (DZS).

Unemployment in Feb falls to 17.8 pct

The registered unemployment rate in Croatia fell to 17.8 percent in February, down 0.1 percentage points on the month and 1.8 pp on the year, the national statistical office said on Wednesday.

Fewer unemployed on the month and on the year

Compared with February 2014, there were 40,322 or 12.2% fewer unemployed at the end of February this year.

Eurozone unemployment falls to 10.3 per cent in January

The jobless rate in the eurozone fell to 10.3 per cent in January

Unemployment rate of 18.5% continuation of five-month growth

The unemployment rate in Croatia increased in January for the fifth consecutive month, from 17.9% to 18.5%, the State Bureau of Statistics (DZS) reported on Tuesday.

Govt. set to cut unemployment below 14%, raise GDP to 3 pct

There are three key government goals, to reduce unemployment to below 14 percent, to increase annual GDP growth to 3% and to try not to rely exclusively on big government investments, Entrepreneurship and Crafts Minister Darko Horvat said on Thursday.

Slightly fewer unemployed in Croatia in December

The seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate in Croatia in December dropped slightly compared to November while the European Union recorded the lowest rate in the past six years, shows a Eurostat report released on Tuesday.

Eurozone unemployment falls to 10.4 per cent in December

The jobless rate in the eurozone fell to 10.4 per cent in December, reaching the lowest rate since September 2011, EU statistics agency Eurostat said as it released new data Tuesday.

Croatia one of top 5 members with prevailing positive view of EU

Broken down by the country, the most positive image of the EU was in Romania (57%), Poland, 55%, Ireland 54% , Lithuania 53% and Croatia, 51%.

Tunisia imposes nationwide curfew after protests over unemployment

Tunisia imposed a night-time curfew across the country on Friday following violent protests against unemployment.

Unemployment up for four straight months to 17.9%

The unemployment rate had been on the decline until September thanks to seasonal hiring in tourism.

EC: Croatia's new government faced with debts, unemployment and poor management

"The rising general government debt is a source of concern," the Commission says, adding that according to its 2015 autumn forecast, it will reach 89.2% of GDP in 2015 and increase further to 92.9% by 2017.

Survey unemployment rate in Q3 2015 down to 15.4 pct

The number of unemployed persons in the third quarter of 2015 was 297,000, or 7,000 fewer than in the third quarter of 2014.

Employment Service figures show 285,468 unemployed in Dec 2015

At the end of December last year there were 285,468 people registered as unemployed, which is 0.3% higher or 811 people more than in November. In comparison to December 2014, that was 9.9% lower or 31,295 less people unemployed, HZZ reported.

Unemployment in Croatia in Nov 2015 mildly up

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

Unemployment rate rises to 17.7%

After going down for six months in a row, mostly owing to seasonal hiring in the tourism sector, the unemployment rate has been growing on the month since September.

World Bank projects Croatia's growth in 2015 at 1.5%

In order to ensure macroeconomic stability and growth, it is essential to continue dealing with fiscal weaknesses and the high rates of inactivity and unemployment and to resolutely implement long-term structural reforms

284,657 registered unemployed at end-November

November was the third month in a row to see a monthly increase in the number of the unemployed, after the end of the peak tourist season.

EU: Croatia in a group of countries with the highest unemployment rates

The lowest unemployment rate in October in the EU was reported by Germany, 4.5%. It is followed by the Czech Republic with 4.7% and Malta with 5.1%.

Croatia's unemployment rate up for second consecutive month

After six months of uninterrupted decline, mostly thanks to seasonal hiring in the tourist industry, unemployment has been on the rise again since September.

HDZ, SDP continue to give different employment statistics

The Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) and the Social Democratic Party (SDP) on Monday continued to present opposite figures on unemployment and employment ...

President calls for creating climate facilitating employment

"Unemployment is still high, and employment low, and our public debt is a growing problem which is at the risk of escalating unless we reach a growth rate of ...

Croatia's unemployment rate stagnates in September, still among highest in EU

The lowest unemployment rates were recorded in Germany (4.5%), the Czech Republic (4.8%) and Malta (5.1%).

Unemployment rate in Sept at 16.2 pct

The registered unemployment rate in Croatia was at 16.2% in September, up 0.3 percentage points from August, the national statistical office said Friday.