Crisis: Croatia, unemployment again over 20%

Percentage of jobless youths third-highest in EU

19 November, 14:11

    (ANSAmed) - ZAGREN, NOVEMBER 19 - The number of unemployed people in Croatia in November exceeded again 350,000 units, bringing the unemployment rate to top 20% after six months, according to data released on Tuesday by Croatian statics office Dzs.

    The number of jobless increased by 20,000 units from September and by 10,000 on the same month last year. The drastic growth of unemployment in Croatia in just two months is due to the end of the tourism season and therefore the conclusion of seasonal contracts.

    Unemployment for youths under 25 years of age has reached 52.8% in Croatia, according to Eurostat, the third-highest in the EU right after Greece and Spain. (ANSAmed).

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