At the end of May this year, there were 141,896 unemployed persons registered in the Croatian Employment Bureau (HZZ), which is 11.1 percent or 17.799 persons less than in the previous month and 21.5 percent or 38.837 persons less than the end of May 2017 , it was announced by HZZ today.
Viewed by counties, the employment was led by: Split-Dalmatia County - 4.007 persons or 19.6 percent of the total number of employed persons, Osijek-Baranja (2,220 persons or 10.9 percent), City of Zagreb (1,641 persons or 8.0 percent) and Vukovar-Srijem County (1,260 persons or 6.2 percent).
In the total number of unemployed – women make 56.7 percent (80.435) and men 43.3 percent (61.461). Compared with the same month last year, the share of unemployed women was reduced and men increased by 0.6 percent.
In terms of age structure, 15 to 24 year olds make 11.7 percent of unemployed persons, 25 to 34 years 19.8 percent, 35 to 44 years 20.0 percent, 45 to 54 years 23.3 percent, and 55 and over 25.2 percent.
High school students make up the majority in the structure of the unemployed - 56.7 percent, the lower education level make 28.4 percent and those with higher education levels make 14.9 percent of the total number of unemployed.
The highest absolute number of registered unemployed persons is in the Split-Dalmatia County (22.746 or 16.0 percent of the total number in Croatia), the City of Zagreb (18.919 or 13.3 percent) and Osijek-Baranja County (18.412 or 13.0 percent), while the lowest is in Lika-Senj County (1,797 or 1.3 percent).