Croatia - Unemployment





Croatia: Unemployment

Mnemonic LBU.IHRV
Unit Ths. #, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Quarterly 13.04 %
Data 2022 Q1 130
2021 Q4 115

Series Information

Source Croatian Bureau of Statistics (CBS)
Release Labor Force Survey
Frequency Quarterly
Start Date 3/31/2002
End Date 3/31/2022

Croatia: Labor

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Labor Force 2022 Q1 1,820 1,808 Ths. #, NSA Quarterly
Labor Force Employment 2022 Q1 1,690 1,693 Ths. #, NSA Quarterly
Unemployment 2022 Q1 130 115 Ths. #, NSA Quarterly
Unemployment Rate 2022 Q1 7.1 6.4 %, NSA Quarterly
Agriculture Employment 2017 136,204 139,365 # Annual

Release Information

For Croatia, the Labor Force Survey results include working-age population, labor force, employed persons, unemployed persons, inactive population, activity rate, employment/population ratio, and the unemployment rate. The working-age range is 15 years or older. The portion of the population eligible for interviews is the population living in private households in the whole territory.  

  • Measurement:
    • Thousands of persons (Ths. #)
    • Percentage (%)
  • Adjustment: Not seasonally adjusted (NSA) 
  • Native frequency: Quarterly
  • Start date: Uniformly 2007Q1

Data are collected by conducting interviews on private households living at sampled addresses.

The Labour Force Survey is based on the random sample of private households. In the period from 1996 to 2006, the sample was separately defined for each period, that is, the sample did not have a panel component. Since 2007, such component has been introduced in the sample design and households are repeatedly interviewed four times.

Dynamics of the interviewing is the following: households are interviewed in two consecutive quarters, left out in the following two quarters and interviewed again in two consecutive quarters. In this way, it is possible to observe flows on the labour market through time in quarterly and annual dynamics.

In an average quarter, the sample consists of approximately 5,600 dwellings. All members of all private households permanently living in these dwellings are interviewed.

Data are collected continuously throughout the year, that is, every week in both the reference and interviewing week. Data are processed and published in quarterly dynamics. The data are available 12 weeks after the end of each quarter.

The LFS data are weighted and are not seasonally adjusted. In certain tables, the sum total may not equal the sum of individual figures due to the rounding to thousands.

Moody's Analytics supplements

We extend the LFS quartet over the interval 2002 to 2006, using Eurostat data. We compute seasonally adjusted counterparts, using the X-13ARIMA-SEATS program.

Generally, no.

Concurrent with release of 2016Q4 results, the source revised back to 2015Q1, by benchmarking to updated estimates of total population. We have inserted a "break in method" notation in all series.

From 2021Q1, data are not comparable to the the data published so far for previous quarters because, on 1 January 2021, the new Regulation (EU) 2019/1700 of the European and the Council concerning social statistics, as well as the related Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/2240 concerning the labour force domain, have entered into force. We have inserted a "break in framework" notation in all series. Fully compilation of revised series is planned for the first half of 2022.