The Croatian unemployment rate has shifted up to 14.8 percent in December 2016, according to figures released by the National Bureau of Statistics (DZS) on Monday.

The unemployment rate went up by 0.4 percent compared with November 2016, while it was down by 3.1 percent compared with December 2015, DZS said.

This was the third month rise in a row following the peak tourist season after falling for eight consecutive months, it added.

The rate was expected to grow in January 2017 as 243,449 people have registered as job-seekers with the Croatian Employment Service now, 6,832 more than that at the end of December 2016, according to DZS. Enditem

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