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Athens Macedonian News Agency: News in English, 12-12-13

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

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  • [01] Greek unemployment shoots to 24.8pct in Q3, jobless top 1.2 mln

  • [01] Greek unemployment shoots to 24.8pct in Q3, jobless top 1.2 mln

    AMNA/ Unemployment in Greece shot to 24.8 percent in the third quarter of the year, 7.1 percentage points higher than the corresponding quarter in 2011, with the number of jobless topping the 1.2 million figure, the independent Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) said on Thursday, adding that unemployment among young people (15-24 age bracket) reached 56.6 percent, and 65.4 percent among young women.

    ELSTAT, in a report, said that in the 3rd Quarter of 2012 the number of employed amounted to 3,739,018 persons while the number of unemployed amounted to 1,230,918. The unemployment rate was 24.8% compared with 23.6% in the previous quarter, and 17.7% in the corresponding quarter of 2011

    The number of employed persons decreased by 1.4% compared with the previous quarter, and by 8.3% compared with the 3rd Quarter of 2011. The number of unemployed persons increased by 5.3% compared with the previous quarter and by 40.2% compared with the 3rd Quarter of 2011.

    The unemployment rate for females (28.9%) is considerably higher than the unemployment rate for males (21.7%).

    By observing the unemployment rate for different age groups, we notice that the highest unemployment rate is recorded among young people in the age group of 15-24 years (56.6%). For young females, the unemployment rate is 65.4%


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