Although most employment is in the services sector, the manufacturing sector also accounts for a relatively large share of employment in Croatia - including industries such as shipbuilding, food processing or pharmaceuticals. The country’s labour market was struggling in recent years, characterized by low employment rate, slow job growth and aging. One third of Croatia’s working age population is 50 or more years old.
Over the period to 2030, employment is projected to grow slightly. Most positive employment trends are expected in ICT and professional services; office professionals, teaching professionals and legal & social professionals shall be fastest growing occupations. In total number of all job openings (including replacements for vacated jobs) till 2030, Croatia is expected to have highest share of those requiring medium level qualifications in Europe (67%).