Greek unemployment rate fell to 19.1 pct in June12 September 2018
The Greek unemployment rate fell to 19.1 pct of the workforce in June, from a downwardly revised 19.3 pct in May and 21.3 pct in June last year, Hellenic Statistical Authority said on Thursday.
The statistics service, in a monthly report, said that the unemployment rate among young people aged up to 24 years old fell below 40 pct for the first time in years.
The number of unemployed people totalled 909,258, down 112,401 compared with June 2017 (a decline of 11 pct) and down 12,624 compared with May 2018 (a decline of 1.4 pct). The number of employed people was 3,863,337 in June, up 2.2 pct from June 2017 and up 0.5 pct from May 2018.
The number of people out of work was 3,203,945, down 0.2 pct compared with June 2017 and down 0.3 pct from May 2018.
The unemployment rate among women was 23.8 pct in June from 25.5 pct in June 2017, while among men was 15.3 pct from 17.9 pct, respectively.
The 15-24 age group recorded the highest unemployment rate (39.1 pct in June from 43.4 pct in June 2017), followed by the 25-34 age group (23.2 pct from 27.3 pct), the 35-44 age group (17.6 pct from 19 pct), the 45-54 age group (16.1 pct from 16.8 pct), the 55-64 age group (15.1 pct from 17.1 pct) and the 65-74 age group (10.1 pct from 12.6 pct).
Among the country's regions, Epirus-Western Macedonia recorded the highest unemployment rate (24.4 pct from 27 pct in June last year), followed by Macedonia-Thrace (19.6 pct from 22.4 pct), Attica (19.4 pct from 21.3 pct), Thessaly-Central Greece (19.3 pct from 20.3 pct), Peloponnese-Western Greece-Ionian Islands (18.5 pct from 21.2 pct) and Aegean (17.9 pct from 18.1 pct) and Crete (12.2 pct from 17.3 pct).
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