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Athens Macedonian News Agency: News in English, 12-10-11

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

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  • [01] Four websites listing 'Thessaloniki airport' reportedly deceiving users
  • [02] Unemployment rampant at 25.1pct in July

  • [01] Four websites listing 'Thessaloniki airport' reportedly deceiving users

    AMNA--Greek Police's electronic crimes unit has begun an investigation into at least four websites using derivatives of the name "Thessaloniki airport", after reports surfaced that the websites in question deceived users seeking airplane tickets, car rentals and other assorted services.

    The four sites are also suspected of posting erroneous information regarding flight schedules, amongst others, related to Thessaloniki's Macedonia Airport. amna

    The listed sites include www.thessalonikiairport.com , www.thessaloniki-airport.com , www.airport-thessaloniki.com and www.thessalonikiairport.org , which are hosted on servers located in the Netherlands, Britain and the United States. amna

    Complaints by Internet users to police, the Civil Aviation Authority and the airport prompted the investigation.

    The official site for information on airports in Greece can be found at www.hcaa.gr

    [02] Unemployment rampant at 25.1pct in July

    AMNA--Unemployment was rampant in July, shooting to 25.1 percent, with more that 1,000 people losing their jobs daily, according to figures released by the independent Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) on Thursday.

    ELSTAT, in a report, said that the unemployment rate in July 2012 was 25.1% compared to 17.8% in July 2011 and 24.8% in June 2012.amna

    The number of employed amounted to 3,763,142 persons. Ôhe number of unemployed amounted to 1,261,604 while the number of inactive to 3,356,276.

    The number of employed decreased by 329,086 persons compared with July 2011 (an 8.0% rate of decrease) and increased by 5,364 persons compared with June 2012 (a 0.1% rate of increase). amna

    Unemployed increased by 377,991 persons (a 42.8% rate of increase) compared with July 2011 and by 23,255 persons compared with June 2012 (a 1.9% rate of increase).

    Inactive persons –that is, persons that neither worked neither looked for a job– decreased by 2,236 persons (a 0.1% rate of decrease) compared with July 2011 and by 3,406 persons compared with June 2012 (a 0.1% rate of decrease). amna

    Unemployment among young people (under 25 age bracket) skyrocketed to 54.2 percent, while unemployment among women jumped to 29 percent from 21.4 percent in July 2011, and unemployment among men climbed to 22.3 percent from 15.1 percent in July 2011.

    Attica -- the greater Athens region, where approximately two-thirds of the country's population resides -- rose to 2nd in the list of peripheries with the highest unemployment rates with 25.2 percent (from 17.5 percent in July 2011), behind the Epirus-Western Macedonia periphery with 27.1 percent (19.0 percent in July 2011), and followed by Macedonia Thrace with 24.9 percent (19.7 percent in July 2011).amna

    Age-wise, the 15-24 age bracket remained the hardest hit, with unemployment skyrocketing to 54.2 percent from 42.6 percent in July 2011, followed by the 15-34 age bracket with 31.4 percent (from 24.4 percent in July 2011), the 35-44 age group with 21.3 percent (14.5 percent in July 2011), the 45-54 age bracket with 18.2 percent (from 12.3 percent in July 2011), the 55-64 age group with 14.2 percent (8.7 percent in July 2011) and the 65-74 age bracket with 5 percent (from 2.8 percent in July 2011).


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