Greece: Unemployment rate edges down in November
The number of unemployed workers decreased by 15,849 in November 2020 compared to October, while the seasonally-adjusted unemployment dropped to 16.2% from October’s downwardly revised 16.4% (previously reported: 16.7%). The print was also below November 2019’s result of 16.6%.
Greece’s unemployment rate had been falling steadily, since peaking at around 28% in the summer of 2013, until the Covid-19 hit. Although the unemployment rate has started to decline again it is expected to remain elevated going forward as the economy continues to feel the impact of the pandemic and associated restrictions.
Meanwhile, youth unemployment—categorized by individuals between the ages of 15-24—declined to 34.0% in November, from November 2019’s 35.4%.