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Source: Institute of Economics Zagreb Although with a share of 47,8 percent, ads looking for fixed-term employees dominated in 2019, such ads had a negative contribution to the overall decline in the OVI index (-1,5 percentage points), while ads looking for employees on indefinitely made a positive contribution (0,8 percentage points), the authors of the OVI index point out. The biggest negative contribution to the decline in total demand for labor on an annual basis – in the amount of -1,6 percent – was made by ads for the profession of chef (-0,7 percentage points), while the biggest positive contribution was made by ads for the profession of salesman (0,6 percentage points). In addition, the decline in demand for labor measured published online ads was recorded in all regions except central Croatia, which accounts for 60 percent of the total ads published. The largest negative contribution to the decline in the OVI index on an annual basis was made by the northern Adriatic (-1,2 percentage points), followed by eastern Croatia (-0,6 percentage points) and southern Adriatic (-0,2 percentage points), while the central Croatia made a positive contribution of 0,6 percentage points. Seasonally adjusted values of the OVI index suggest that labor demand stagnated at the very beginning (first quarter) and end (fourth quarter) of the year; however, the decline in seasonally adjusted index values in the second and third quarters compared to previous quarters led to an annual decline in the index value of 1,6 percent. “This is the first time that the OVI index has fallen on an annual basis since the crisis of 2010, which suggests that the economic growth achieved last year was not based on new employment or that due to labor shortages in the Croatian labor market the standard way of hiring has changed. point out from the Institute of Economics Zagreb.As in 2018, the five most sought-after occupations among those published online ads, which together make up a third of the total ads published, and in 2019 were occupations salesmen, waiters, cooks, drivers and storekeepers. “It is possible that this is also a consequence of the lack of labor in the domestic labor market, and employers were more willing to offer contracts for an indefinite period in order to attract employees. Interestingly, advertisements seeking employees through vocational training contracts in 2019 made a negative contribution to the overall decline in the OVI index in the amount of -1,0 percentage points, which is in line with the Government’s announcements on the complete abolition of this type of employment. conclude from the Institute of Economics. Although the OVI index recorded growth in both annual and monthly levels in December, the number published online ads throughout 2019 is still slightly lower than in 2018.