Only every second able-bodied citizen is working in Croatia. The labour force unemployment rate in Croatia is amongst the highest in Europe.
In comparison with member states of the European Union, Croatia is in seventh place, according to the Labour Force Survey, the international methodology compiled by Eurostat.
According to the survey, Spain has the highest rate in the EU with a total of 22.9 per cent in December, followed by Greece with 19.2 per cent. Croatia came in at seventh with 12.2 per cent. The EU average stood at a record 10.4 per cent.
Croatia has 51 per cent of the working-age population employed. The EU average is 64 per cent, reports Novi list.