ELSTAT: Unemployment rises to 26.6% in first trimester of 2015
The Greek statistics authority ELSTAT has published its latest figures on the labor force and found that the rate of unemployment…
The Greek statistics authority ELSTAT has published its latest figures on the labor force and found that the rate of unemployment increased to 26.6% in the first trimester of 2015, from 26.1% in the final trimester of 2014.
In absolute numbers, ELSTAT documented 3,504,446 who were employed and 1,272,541 who were unemployed in the January-to-March period of 2015. During that time, 146,709 persons who were unemployed one year ago and 41,874 persons who were inactive one year ago got into employment.
On the contrary, 131,342 persons who were working one year ago are unemployed and 65,115 persons, who were working, are now inactive. In addition, 118,803 persons who were inactive one year ago, during the first trimester of 2015 entered the labor market and are looking for a job.