Croatia - Labor Force

Croatia: Labor Force

Mnemonic LBF.IHRV
Unit Ths. #, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Quarterly 1.74 %
Data 2020 Q3 1,814
2020 Q2 1,783

Series Information

Source Croatian Bureau of Statistics (CBS)
Release Labor Force Survey
Frequency Quarterly
Start Date 3/31/2002
End Date 9/30/2020

Croatia: Labor

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Labor Force 2020 Q3 1,814 1,783 Ths. #, NSA Quarterly
Labor Force Employment 2020 Q3 1,678 1,668 Ths. #, NSA Quarterly
Unemployment 2020 Q3 135 115 Ths. #, NSA Quarterly
Unemployment Rate 2020 Q3 7.5 6.4 %, NSA Quarterly
Agriculture Employment 2017 136,204 139,365 # Annual

Release Information

This release covers the basic Labour Force Survey components of working-age population, labour force, persons in employment, unemployed persons, inactive population, activity rate, employment/population ratio, and the unemployment rate for Croatia. All the LFS categories are ages 15+. The portion of the population eligible for interviews is the population living in private households in the whole territory.  

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.

Generally published data are final and are not revised.

Concurrent with the relesae of 2016Q4 data, the source revised data back to 2015Q1. This is due to availability of new and more up-to-date estimates of the total population, which caused a need to adjust the Survey data with demographic figures for the Republic of Croatia. As a result, series have a break in method from 2015Q1.

For more methodological information, as well as, definitions please visit the CBS's publication.