Unemployment in Greece

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Greece - Unemployment

Unemployment rate inches down in February

The number of unemployed in Greece decreased by 6,900 in February, according to the Hellenic Statistical Authority (EL.STAT.). The result followed the 2,100 fall in people unemployed seen in January.

The unemployment rate inched down from January’s 23.3% to 23.2%, a five-month low. While the unemployment rate has fallen notably in past years, it is still well above the Eurozone average.


FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast panelists expect unemployment to average 22.4% in 2017. For 2018, the panel expects the unemployment rate to average 21.0%.

Greece - Unemployment Data

2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  
Unemployment Rate17.9  24.6  27.5  26.5  25.0  

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Greece Unemployment
Note: Unemployment in % of active population.
Source: National Statistical Service.

Greece Facts

ValueChangeDate
Bond Yield6.064.06 %May 24
Exchange Rate1.12-0.41 %May 24
Stock Market766-2.17 %May 24

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