Croatia is again on the top of the list of European countries, but this time we can’t brag about it.
According to Eurostat, Croatia has the largest drop in the number of persons employed among all EU countries. The drop is evident in the second quarter of 2017, but also on annual level.
It’s interesting that at the same time the employment in the EU has risen to a record level. According to Eurostat, the number of persons employed in the European Union rose by 235,400,000 in the second quarter.
In Croatia, the number of employed in the second quarter fell by 0.8 percent, in Latvia by 0.7, in Romania by 0.6, and in Estonia by 0.5 percent. Employment grew the most in Malta (plus 1 percent), in Spain (0.9 percent) and in Greece and Poland by 0.8 percent, according to Eurostat's report.