Croatia

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LABOUR MARKET

 

 

Labour market indicators

Unemployment rate in : 15.8% (ILO data)


Working population:

Year

Total Population

Working population

Activity rate

2004  

4 507 720  
2 121 243  
47%  
Source : Worldbank


Employment by sector:

Year

Agriculture

Industry

Services

2003  

16.8%  
29.7%  
53.3%  
Sources: ILO, Eurostat, last available data

 

Employment contracts
Legal clauses regulate employment contracts and to a lesser degree collective agreements and individual negotiations. The terms of employment contracts and the limits for dismissal are very rigid while the conditions for hiring are flexible


Salaries

National monthly minimum wage as of 02/01/2007: US$ 305

Average wage for a employee in the manufacturing industry in 2003: 4952 kunas by  month (ILO data)


Social security contributions

Employer: 19,75%

Employee: 19,75%

 

Number of hours

Legal definition of full time work (per week): 40 hours

Retirement age: 65

 

Unions

Average rate of union membership:65%

Unions: The most important trade union is the Autonomous Trade Union (UATUC)


Useful links

For further informations on the labour market, check out the following web sites:

- International Labour Organization (ILO): studies, statistics and reports on working conditions and labour markets

- NATLEX : ILO database on national labour laws

- Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare


Last modified in March 2007
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