Greek unemployment rises to 21.7% in Feb.

 

AMNA / Unemployment rate rose to 21.7 pct of the Greek workforce, a new record high in February this year, with the number of unemployed people totaling 1,070,724, the Hellenic Statistical Authority said on Thursday.

The statistics service, in a monthly report, said that approximately 900 people every day, on average, lost their jobs in 2011, while youth unemployment surpassed 50 pct. The unemployment rate rose to 21.7 pct in February, from 15.2 pct in February 2011 and 21.3 pct in January 2012. The number of unemployed people rose by 318,435 compared with February 2011 (42.3 pct up) and by 14.237 from January 2012 (up 1.3 pct). amna

The number of employed people in the country totaled 3,872,243, down 8.0 pct from February 2011 and up 0.2 pct from January 2012. Unemployment in the 15-24 age group rose to 53.8 pct (40.3 pct in February last year), in the 25-34 age group jumped to 29.1 pct from 20.4 pct and in the 35-44 age group rose to 17.6 pct from 12.9 pct over the same periods, respectively. Unemployment in the 45-54 age group rose to 16.2 pct (10.4 pct in February 2011) and in the 55-64 age group was 11.2 pct from 7.5 pct. Unemployment among women rose to 25.7 pct in February, from 18.8 pct last year, while among men the unemployment rate rose to 18.6 pct from 12.5 pct. www.amna.gr

Macedonia-Thrace (23.3 pct) recorded the highest unemployment rate among the country’s regions, followed by Attica (23 pct), Epirus (22.3 pct), Thessaly (21.1 pct), Crete (20.1 pct) and the Peloponnese (19.8 pct).


Μore on subscriber's page
© ANA-MPA SA. Intellectual rights and copyright are the sole property of the ANA-MPA and are allocated to the Agency's subscribers for specific uses only.
NEWS
  • 12:57   Hellenic Petroleum to issue 500-mln-euro bond loan
  • 12:57   Greece makes progress in its effort to become a regional energy hub, Energy Min Skourletis says
  • 12:27   Revoil Group says sales down 11.8 pct in first half
  • 12:21   Kri Kri says turnover slightly up in H1
  • 12:19   Alumil EBITDA up 346.1 pct in H1
  • 12:18   Athens Water reports improved results
  • 12:18   2017 budget will envisage a primary surplus of 2.0 pct of GDP
  • 12:11   Winemaking in Paros: a near pagan experience
  • 11:38   Karelia says profits up 30.5 pct in H1
  • 11:29   Athens Stock Exchange opening: Drop
  • 10:54   Athens Newspapers Headlines
  • 10:10   "Chic Greek Gifts" aspire to become Greece’s ambassadors abroad
  • 09:24   2.8 bln euro loan sub-tranche to be disbursed at October 10 Eurogroup
  • 22:13   Greece pushes back deadline for Cretan airport bid
  • 22:02   Dragasakis meets with Iranian central banker
  • 21:44   Tsakalotos cites concerns on EC’s role in Greek program to European Court of Auditors
  • 20:29   Skourletis, Iranian central banker, discuss energy cooperation
  • 20:27   Czech Republic President Milos Zeman in Rhodes, attends consulate opening
  • 20:21   Police arrests man with shotgun in car, wandering outside TV station
  • 20:08   Problems facing Lesvos due to migration to be discussed with Tsipras on Monday
  • 19:55   Greek bond market closing report
  • 19:51   ADEX closing report
  • 19:50   Greek stocks end higher
  • 19:26   Greece's 2017 draft budget to be tabled on Monday; forecasts 2.7 pct growth
  • 19:08   Restored Fethiye Mosque in central Athens to open to visitors by November
  • 19:06   Decision on East Med pipeline at Greece, Israel, Cyprus summit in December, Israeli energy minister tells ANA
  • 18:28   American-Hellenic Chamber organises forum on US Food and Contruction industries
  • 18:02   Treaty of Lausanne must be respected by all, diplomatic sources say
  • 18:00   Minister of State meets TV licence tender winner Marinakis; meeting with Alafouzos to follow
  • 17:12   Large Chinese government delegation to visit Crete on Sunday
  • 17:04   European Commission urges Greece to cut costs to boost high-speed internet
  • 16:52   Former head of PASOK's finances Rovertos Spyropoulos charged with fraud
  • 15:53   Dep. Econ. Minister Charitsis to ANA: 6.75 bln to enter Greek market by end 2016
  • 15:15   President Pavlopoulos to attend Peres funeral in Israel
  • 14:34   We should all be united on important issues, President Pavlopoulos says
  • 14:21   Weather forecast: Fair weather on Friday
  • 11:23   Chic Greek Gifts, μια ιδέα που «γεμίζει» τις αποσκευές των ξένων επισκεπτών με άρωμα Ελλάδας
  • 11:13   Athens Stock Exchange opening: Rise
  • 10:49   Kotsovolos-Dixons to invest 8.5 mln euros in 2016/2017
  • 10:48   Final agreement for restructuring of Marinopoulos signed
  • 09:51   Light quake jolts Alonissos
  • 09:41   Athens Newspapers Headlines
  • 23:08   Civil aviation workers cancel Thursday's strike
  • 23:01   Hundreds of protesters march in Chios against government’s migration policies
  • 22:45   Europe needs a fairer model of economic development, says FinMin Tsakalotos
  • 22:20   ESM chief, Tsakalotos discussed short-term measures for debt relief
  • 21:44   Civil aviation workers to strike on Thursday; 70 flights cancelled
  • 21:25   Greece is in position to recover from economic crisis, says FinMin Tsakalotos
  • 20:48   Greek athlete Hrysopiyi Devetzi loses Beijing and Osaka medals for doping
  • 20:38   Bus drivers return to work in Thessaloniki after 12-day strike
  • 20:24   Greece, Israel, Cyprus discuss East Med pipeline, electricity interconnection, LNG station
  • 20:11   Tsipras ends education debate with an appeal for synthesis and dialogue (WRAP-UP)
  • 19:31   ADEX closing report
  • 19:24   Greek stocks end slightly higher
  • 19:05   Eleven NGOs urge government to protect water resources
  • 18:56   Education minister denies seeking confrontation with Church, during Parliament debate
  • 18:28   First meeting on codifying and altering Greek laws held at interior ministry
  • 18:23   European Court of Human Rights condemns Greece for violating rights of conscientious objector
  • 17:45   PM requests off-the-agenda Parliament debate on corruption and intertwined interests
  • 17:37   New Piraeus port cruise liner terminal to be inaugurated on Monday, ANA told
  • 17:20   Deputy FM Amanatidis meets with outgoing Turkish ambassador to Greece
  • 17:15   The second programme review will be concluded on time, PM Tsipras says (RECASTS - ADDS)
  • 16:28   Medecins du Monde urge removal of unaccompanied minors from Moria
  • 16:12   European Commission report sees improvements in migration management, guarding of borders
  • 15:49   Greece drops five places to 86th in WEF global competitiveness report
  • 15:25   President Pavlopoulos sends telegram of condolence for loss of Shimon Peres
  • 15:01   Weather forecast: Fair weather on Thursday
  • 14:56   The second programme review will be concluded on time, PM Tsipras says (WRAP UP)
  • 13:59   Court rejects Tsochatzopoulos' second early release request
  • 13:55   State Council rejects TV channels' injunctive measures
  • 13:35   Israel is examining three options for exporting gas to Europe, its minister Steinitz says
  • 13:01   PPC reports 91.4 mln euro net income in H1
  • 12:40   Elgeka reports 90.5 mln euro H1 turnover, down 8.1 pct
  • 12:29   Athens Chamber of Tradesmen participates in Greek delegation to Israel
  • 12:17   ND leader Mitsotakis levels against PM Tsipras
  • 11:57   Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art wins second prize in international conference
  • 11:33   The second programme review will be concluded on time, PM Tsipras says (ADDS)
  • 11:25   Moderate quake jolts Messinia
  • 11:22   Athens Stock Exchange opening: Rise
  • 11:19   The second programme review will be concluded on time, PM Tsipras says
  • 11:13   Greece's positions on labour issues are strengthened by Committee of Independent Experts' report, Katrougalos says
  • 10:48   Plaisio Computers reports 132.3 mln euro consolidated revenues in H1
  • 10:29   Tsipras on Twitter: "Deeply saddened by the loss of Shimon Peres"
  • 09:47   Arab Parliament President to visit Mytilene on Wednesday
  • 09:44   Political leaders' debate on education in parliament
  • 09:41   Moderate quake jolts Rhodes
  • 09:36   Athens Newspapers Headlines
  • 22:02   Parliament approves prior actions bill with government coalition votes
  • 21:48   BoG official blames Attica Bank shareholders for lender's failures
  • 21:27   Unions protest outside parliament against privatizations of utilities
  • 20:15   State debts in arrears up 1.368 billion euros in August
  • 19:44   Athens mayor wants World Book Capital event in 2018 will make city more book-friendly
  • 18:56   Businessman Ivan Savvidis tells ANA he's ready to pay TV license installment
  • 18:54   ADEX closing report
  • 18:53   Greek bond market closing report
  • 18:52   Creta Farm to expand export activities
  • 18:48   Greek stocks end slightly lower
  • 18:43   Greece and Kazakhstan sign cooperation protocol in Astana
  • 18:42   Tsipras meets with Azerbaijan's SOCAR to unblock DESFA deal
  • 18:34   Tsakalotos to make keynote speech at EIB event

eana