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

Unemployment Rate in Greece decreased to 25.70 percent in January of 2015 from 25.90 percent in December of 2014. Unemployment Rate in Greece averaged 14.79 percent from 1998 until 2015, 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
25.70 25.90 28.00 7.30 1998 - 2015 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 Tuesday, April 21, 2015.


Greece Unemployment Rate at 2-1/2-Year Low


Greek jobless rate fell slightly to 25.7 percent in January of 2015 from a revised 25.9 percent in the previous month. It is the lowest rate since August of 2012 when it was recorded at 25.4 percent.

There were 1,220,828 unemployed persons in the first month of 2015, 1.1 percent less than in December and down 6.7 percent over a year earlier. 

The number of employed amounted to 3,534,594 persons, up 0.1 percent over December and 1.1 percent more than in January of 2014. However, the number of people neither working neither looking for a job rose 0.2 percent from December to 3,350,597. It edged down 0.1 percent year-on-year.

A year earlier, unemployment was recorded at 27.2 percent. 

ELSTAT | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
4/9/2015 1:02:18 PM


Recent Releases

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. Published on 2015-03-05

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


Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
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
25.7% 25.9% (R) 26.1%
2015-05-06 10:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Feb
25.7% 26.2%
2015-06-04 10:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Mar
26.3%
2015-07-09 10:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Apr
26.4%


Greece Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 25.70 25.90 28.00 7.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 3550.53 3483.45 4601.86 3438.55 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1248.45 1277.28 1390.76 324.78 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 14930.00 17541.00 51613.00 5325.00 [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 19.00 19.00 19.90 3.60 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 50.10 50.80 60.50 20.10 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 6.10 Mar/15 6.20 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Brazil 5.90 Feb/15 5.30 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Canada 6.80 Mar/15 6.80 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
China 4.10 Nov/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 7.00 Mar/15 7.10 7.90 3.60 percent [+]
Russia 5.90 Mar/15 5.80 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.70 Mar/15 3.90 7.10 2.90 percent [+]
Spain 23.70 Nov/14 23.67 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Switzerland 3.40 Mar/15 3.50 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Turkey 11.30 Jan/15 10.90 16.10 8.00 percent [+]
United Kingdom 5.60 Feb/15 5.70 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
United States 5.50 Mar/15 5.50 10.80 2.50 percent [+]