In March 2023, the total number of persons in employment in the Republic of Croatia was 1 597 798, out of which 747 738 were women. Compared to February 2023, the total number of persons in employment as well as the number of employed women increased by 0.7%. Compared to the same month of the previous year, the total number of persons in employment increased in March 2023 by 1.2% and the number of employed women by 1.6%. In the period from January to March 2023, as compared to the same period of the previous year, the total number of persons in employment increased by 0.9% and the number of employed women by 1.1%.
In March 2023, the total number of persons in paid employment in legal entities in the Republic of Croatia amounted to 1 386 640, out of which 660 416 were women. Compared to February 2023, the number of persons in paid employment in legal entities increased by 0.6% and the number of employed women by 0.7%. The number of persons in paid employment in legal entities in March 2023, as compared to the same month of the previous year, increased by 1.1% and the number of employed women by 1.6%. In the period from January to March 2023, as compared to the same period of the previous year, the number of persons in paid employment in legal entities increased by 0.8% and the number of employed women by 1.1%.
In March 2023, as compared to the previous month, the number of persons in employment in trade and crafts and free lances increased by 1.1% and the number of employed women by 1.0%. Both the total number of employed insured persons – private farmers and the number of employed female farmers decreased by 0.4%.
The total number of unemployed persons decreased by 5.1% and the number of unemployed women by 4.7% in March 2023 as compared to February 2023. The total registered unemployment rate in March 2023 was 6.5% and for women it was 7.7%.
Detailed data by activities can be downloaded on the link Statistics in Line.
1 LABOUR FORCE OF REPUBLIC OF CROATIA, ACCORDING TO ADMINISTRATIVE SOURCES AND BY SEX
1) The results of processing data from JOPPD forms. The data for February and March 2023 are provisional.
2 INDICES OF CHANGE IN NUMBER OF PERSONS IN PAID EMPLOYMENT IN LEGAL ENTITIES, ACCORDING TO NKD 2007 1) AND BY SEX, MARCH 2023
1) Activity sections T (Activities of households as employers; undifferentiated goods – and services – producing activities of households for own use) and U (Activities of extraterritorial organisations and bodies) as well as their divisions are not presented in this First Release since they were not covered by the survey.
NKD 2007 activity sections
|A||Agriculture, forestry and fishing|
|B||Mining and quarrying|
|D||Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply|
|E||Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities|
|G||Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles|
|H||Transportation and storage|
|I||Accommodation and food service activities|
|J||Information and communication|
|K||Financial and insurance activities|
|L||Real estate activities|
|M||Professional, scientific and technical activities|
|N||Administrative and support service activities|
|O||Public administration and defence; compulsory social security|
|Q||Human health and social work activities|
|R||Arts, entertainment and recreation|
|S||Other service activities|
Data on persons in employment in legal entities were gathered by processing data from the Report on Income, Income Tax and Surtax as well as Contributions for Mandatory Insurances (JOPPD form), which has been in effect since 1 January 2014.
All persons or entities that are the payers of income for which the income tax regulations prescribe the obligation of accounting and paying deduction tax are under the obligation to submit the JOPPD form.
Data on persons in employment in crafts and trades and free lances are processed according to the records on pension insurance beneficiaries obtained from the Croatian Institute for Pension Insurance.
The Croatian Institute for Pension Insurance provides data on employed insured persons − private farmers.
Data on the number of unemployed persons are obtained from the Croatian Employment Service.
Coverage and comparability
The survey on persons in paid employment in legal entities includes all persons who have signed a work contract, regardless of the type of work contract and whether they work full-time or less than full-time.
The survey on persons in crafts and trades and free lances includes owners and employees registered with the Croatian Institute for Pension Insurance.
Persons in paid employment are all persons who have signed a work contract with an employer for a fixed or an unspecified period of time, irrespective of the type of ownership and of whether they work full-time or less than full-time.
Registered unemployment rate is calculated as a ratio of the number of unemployed persons to the total active population (labour force).
|NKD 2007||National Classification of Activities, 2007 version|
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