Croatia's unemployment rate rose to 9.3 percent in March 2021, from 8.6 percent in the same period last year, as the pandemic crisis continued to weigh on the labor market. The number of unemployed people increased by 8.5 percent to 155,588, while the number of persons in employment declined by 1.5 percent to 1.52 million. In February, the jobless rate was 9.7 percent. source: Croatian Bureau of Statistics

Unemployment Rate in Croatia averaged 16.56 percent from 1996 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 23.60 percent in January of 2002 and a record low of 6.70 percent in June of 2019. This page provides - Croatia Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Croatia Unemployment Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2021.

Unemployment Rate in Croatia is expected to be 12.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployment Rate in Croatia to stand at 10.60 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Croatia Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 9.00 percent in 2022 and 8.20 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Croatia Unemployment Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
9.30 9.70 23.60 6.70 1996 - 2021 percent Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-01-19 10:00 AM Dec 9.5% 9.3% 9.7%
2021-02-19 10:00 AM Jan 9.8% 9.5% 10%
2021-03-19 10:00 AM Feb 9.7% 9.8% 9.8%
2021-04-20 09:00 AM Mar 9.3% 9.7% 10%
2021-05-20 09:00 AM Apr 9.3% 8.8%
2021-06-18 09:00 AM May
2021-07-20 09:00 AM Jun
2021-08-20 09:00 AM Jul


News Stream
Croatia Jobless Rate Rises to 9.3% in March
Croatia's unemployment rate rose to 9.3 percent in March 2021, from 8.6 percent in the same period last year, as the pandemic crisis continued to weigh on the labor market. The number of unemployed people increased by 8.5 percent to 155,588, while the number of persons in employment declined by 1.5 percent to 1.52 million. In February, the jobless rate was 9.7 percent.
2021-04-20
Croatia Jobless Rate Rise to 9.7% in February
Croatia's unemployment rate rose to 9.7 in February of 2021 from 8.3 percent in the corresponding month in the previous year, as the pandemic crisis continued to weigh on the labour market. The number of unemployed persons rose by 24,409 to 162,386 while employed declined by 9,157 to 1.507 million. In January, the jobless rate was slightly higher at a near three-year high of 9.8 percent.
2021-03-19
Croatia Jobless Rate at Near 3-Year High of 9.8%
Croatia's unemployment rate rose to 9.8 percent in January of 20201, up from 9.5 percent in December and compared with last year’s 8.4 percent. It was the highest jobless rate since April of 2018, as many business activities remained closed amid the extension of lockdown restrictions. The number of unemployed persons rose by 5,500 from the prior month to 165,345 while employed went down by 12,409 to 1,515,29.
2021-02-19
Unemployment Rate in Croatia Back to 7-month High
The unemployment rate in Croatia increased to 9.5 percent in December of 2020 from 9.3 percent in the previous month and from 7.9 percent in the same month last year. It is the highest jobless rate since last May as the government reimposed stricter lockdown measures, with restaurants, cafes, gyms and casinos forced to close. The total number of unemployed persons increased by 2.1 percent to 159.8 thousand in December, while the number of employed persons increased by 0.2 percent to 1.528 million.
2021-01-19

Croatia Unemployment Rate
In Croatia, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force.