Greece Unemployment Rate 1998-2015 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Unemployment Rate in Greece increased to 26 percent in December of 2014 from 25.90 percent in November of 2014. Unemployment Rate in Greece averaged 14.70 percent from 1998 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 28 percent in September of 2013 and a record low of 7.30 percent in May of 2008. Unemployment Rate in Greece is reported by the National Statistical Service of Greece.

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Greece Unemployment Rate


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
26.00 25.90 28.00 7.30 1998 - 2014 percent Monthly
In Greece, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page provides - Greece Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Content for - Greece Unemployment Rate - was last refreshed on Wednesday, April 1, 2015.


Greece Unemployment Rate At 26% in December


Greek jobless rate was reported at 26 percent in December of 2014, marginally up from a revised 25.9 percent in November, but down from 27.3 percent reported in the last month of 2013.

The number of employed amounted to 3,505,569 persons in December, down 0.7 percent from November and up 0.5 percent from December 2013. 

The number of inactive persons (persons that neither worked neither looked for a job) increased by 20,425 (0.6 opercent) to 3,371,756 compared with November 2014.

The number of unemployed was barely unchanged at 1,233,404 (up by 256 persons) compared with November but  fell 5.8 percent compared with December 2013.

ELSTAT | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
3/5/2015 12:13:19 PM


Recent Releases

Greece Unemployment Rate Steady at 25.8%
Greek seasonally adjusted jobless rate remained unchanged at 25.8 percent in November of 2014 when compared with the previous month as more people stopped looking for a job. Published on 2015-02-12

Greece Unemployment Rate Lowest Since August 2012
Greek seasonally adjusted jobless rate decreased marginally to 25.8 percent in October of 2014 from a revised 26 percent in the previous month as employment rose and unemployment fell. Published on 2015-01-08


Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-01-08 10:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Oct
25.8% 26.0% (R) 25.5%
2015-02-12 10:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Nov
25.8% 25.8% 25.9%
2015-03-05 10:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Dec
26% 25.9% (R) 26%
2015-04-09 10:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Jan
26% 26.1%
2015-05-06 10:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Feb
26.2%
2015-06-04 10:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Mar
26.3%


Greece Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 26.00 25.90 28.00 7.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 3483.45 3497.13 4601.86 3438.55 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1277.28 1224.38 1390.76 324.78 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 14930.00 17541.00 51613.00 5325.00 [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 19.00 19.90 19.90 3.60 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 51.20 50.80 60.80 21.20 percent [+]
Labour Costs 85.00 77.90 122.90 49.30 Index Points [+]
Population 10.99 11.06 11.19 8.33 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 65.00 63.50 65.00 57.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 65.00 65.00 65.00 57.00 [+]
Minimum Wages 683.80 683.80 876.60 522.00 EUR [+]


Unemployment Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 6.30 Feb/15 6.40 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Brazil 5.90 Feb/15 5.30 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Canada 6.80 Feb/15 6.60 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
China 4.10 Dec/14 4.10 4.30 3.90 percent [+]
Euro Area 11.30 Feb/15 11.40 12.00 7.20 percent [+]
France 10.40 Nov/14 10.30 10.80 7.20 percent [+]
Germany 4.80 Feb/15 4.80 14.20 0.40 percent [+]
India 4.90 Dec/13 5.20 9.40 4.90 percent [+]
Indonesia 5.94 Aug/14 5.70 11.24 2.00 percent [+]
Italy 12.70 Feb/15 12.60 13.20 5.90 percent [+]
Japan 3.50 Feb/15 3.60 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Mexico 4.33 Feb/15 4.51 5.93 2.22 percent [+]
Netherlands 7.10 Feb/15 7.20 8.80 3.40 percent [+]
Russia 5.80 Feb/15 5.50 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.90 Feb/15 3.40 7.10 2.90 percent [+]
Spain 23.70 Nov/14 23.67 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Switzerland 3.50 Feb/15 3.50 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Turkey 10.90 Dec/14 10.70 16.10 8.00 percent [+]
United Kingdom 5.70 Jan/15 5.70 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
United States 5.50 Feb/15 5.70 10.80 2.50 percent [+]