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Athens News Agency: News in English, 09-12-10

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  • [01] Unemployment at 9.1pct

  • [01] Unemployment at 9.1pct

    Unemployment was running at 9.1 percent in September 2009, up sharply from 7.4 percent in September 2008, while the unemployment rate in the preceding month of August 2009 stood at 9.0 percent, according to figures released on Thursday by the national statistics service ESYE.

    The number of employed in September this year amounted to 4,577,844 persons while the number of unemployed amounted to 456,803 and the number of inactive to 4,240,986.

    The number of employed increased by 26,933 persons compared to September 2008 (a 0.6% rate of increase) and increased by 13,598 persons compared to August 2009 (a 0.3% rate of increase).

    The number of unemployed increased by 92,934 persons (a 25.5% rate of increase) compared to September 2008 and increased by 4,097 persons compared to August 2009 (a 0.9% rate of increase).

    Unemployment among women was at 13.4 percent, and among men at 6.0 percent.

    By age category, the highest unemployment rate was in the 15-24 age bracket with 25.7 percent, followed by the 25-34 age bracket with 12.6 percent.

    By region, the highest unemployment was in Epirus with 12.3 percent, followed by eastern Macedonia and Thrace with 11.9 percent, and western Macedonia and Thessaly with 10.0 percent, while the lowest rates were in the southern Aegean with 3.6 percent, the northern Aegean with 4.0 percent, and Crete with 5.4 percent.

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