At the end of May, the number of job seekers registered with the National Employment Service (HZZ) was 333,249, or 6.3% fewer than in April, while compared with the same period of 2012 their number was 8.9% higher, the HZZ reported on Monday.
President Ivo Josipovic told CNN that Croatia, soon to become the 28th member of the European Union, was searching for partners in the energy sector to help reveal oil and gas "green fields" in the Adriatic.
The Croatian Employment Service (HZZ) recorded 355,598 unemployed on 30 April 2013 which was 12,960 lower month on month or a drop of 3.5%, however, year on year there was 9.9% or 31,876 more unemployed, HZZ reported on Friday.
Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic on Thursday said that he supported the right to be unsatisfied and to protest but he said the government will not change its course and that "there is no way I will push the country into debt bondage".
More and more people in Croatia see their future outside the country owing to the present economic crisis, according to a survey conducted by MojPosao among 1,200 visitors to this job-seeking website.
Croatia's registered unemployment rate in March was 21.6%, down 0.3% from February when it reached 21.9%, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Tuesday.
President Ivo Josipovic said on Saturday that the government should do all it could to ensure that the International Monetary Fund's projections of an economic decline and a rise in unemployment did not come true.
Croatia's economy this year will record a mild fall and recovery can only be expected in 2014, the latest International Monetary Fund (IMF) World Economic Outlook notes.
Approximately 14,000 job advertisements have been published on the MojPosao web portal in the first three months of this year, up 17 per cent from last year.
In comparison to ten central and eastern European countries, Croatia had the weakest performance in the economic growth in 2012, the third year in a row, according to the latest bulletin released by the Croatian National Bank (HNB) on Tuesday.
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