Monday, 10 January 2022

Number of Workers in Industrial Sector Stable in November

ZAGREB, 10 Jan 2022 - The number of workers in the industrial sector in November 2021 grew by 0.1% compared to October while in comparison to November 2020 it was down by 0.3%, show data from the national statistical office (DZS).

According to the monthly statistics, the drop in the number of workers was largest in the manufacture of other transport equipment, 3.4%, followed by the manufacture of leather and related products, 1.1%. The largest increase in the number of workers was reported for the manufacture of tobacco products, 32.8%, and the manufacture of machinery and equipment, 2.8%.

Year on year, the number of production workers dropped the most in the manufacture of other transport equipment, 15.3%, and it went up the most in other manufacturing industries, by 7.8%.

Data for the first 11 months of 2021 show that the total number of industrial workers was 0.7% down from the same period of 2020, while labor productivity rose by 6.9%.

Industrial production in November 2021 grew for the 12th consecutive month, by 3.7%, which indicates the continuation of recovery of production and the entire economy from the coronavirus crisis.

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Thursday, 2 December 2021

Number of Croatian Industrial Workers Remains Unchanged

ZAGREB, 2 Dec 2021 - The number of Croatian industrial workers in October 2021 remained unchanged from the previous month and fell by 0.4% compared with October 2020, according to data from the National Bureau of Statistics (DZS).

Compared with September 2021, the largest decrease in the number of workers was recorded in the beverage manufacturing industry (-3.7%) and the largest increase in the manufacture of other transport equipment (+4.1%).

Compared with October 2020, the largest decline was registered in the mining support services sector (-16.0%) and the largest increase in other manufacturing (+6.3%).

In the year to October 2021, the total number of industrial workers was 0.7% lower than in the corresponding period of 2020, while at the same time labour productivity increased by 7.0%.

In October 2021, industrial production continued to rise for the 11th month in a row, increasing by 2.7% year on year, which the DZS said indicated continued recovery of production and the entire economy from the coronavirus crisis.

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