A larger part of the working population in Croatia is not working, according to the latest data from the Croatian National Statistical Institute, cited by the Croatian website Index. 

Only 49.2 percent of the working-age population is employed, while 47.3 percent are considered inactive and 3.5 percent are unemployed.

The highest employment was recorded in Northern Croatia (54.9 percent) and the city of Zagreb (53 percent).

The statistical region of Adriatic Croatia has the lowest percentage of unemployed among the working-age population, but a large percentage of inactive people (50.3%).

Pannonian Croatia has a higher share of inactive people, but also the highest share of unemployed people in the country.

Data refer to July, August and September 2022.

The working-age population includes people aged 15 and over, and the employment rate is the percentage of the working-age population employed.

These data speak volumes about the strength of the Croatian economy and the use of human resources, notes BTA.

The number of the active population, which refers to the employed and the unemployed looking for work, is greater than the number of the inactive population.

But if the unemployed are seen as people who do not work (no fault of their own), and the inactive as those who do not want and should not work (study, illness, old age, ie pension), then it turns out that most of the able-bodied people in Croatia are not working.

More precisely, the unemployed are 1.799 million, and the employed 1.710 million.

Currently, 1.32 employees work for the pension of one pensioner.