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

Unemployment Rate in Greece decreased to 25.40 percent in February of 2015 from 25.60 percent in January of 2015. Unemployment Rate in Greece averaged 14.86 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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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
25.40 25.60 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 Sunday, May 24, 2015.

Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-03-05 10:00 AM Dec 26% 25.9% (R) 26%
2015-04-09 10:00 AM Jan 25.7% 25.9% (R) 26.1%
2015-05-06 10:00 AM Feb 25.4% 25.6% (R) 26.2%
2015-06-04 10:00 AM Mar 25.4% 26.3%
2015-07-09 10:00 AM Apr 26.4%
2015-08-06 10:00 AM May 26.5%


Greece Unemployment Rate Edges Down


Greek jobless rate fell to 25.4 percent in February from a revised 25.6 percent in the previous month. It is the lowest rate since mid-2012.

Unemployment fell 1.2 percent to 1,205,857 persons and employment edged up 0.2 percent to 3,549,166 persons. There were 3,347,358 persons detached from the labour force in February, up 0.1 percent. 

A year earlier, unemployment was recorded at 27.2 percent. The number of unemployed persons fell 7.5 percent while employment rose 1.6 percent. Inactive persons decreased 0.3 percent.

ELSTAT | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
5/6/2015 10:44:34 AM


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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. Published on 2015-04-09

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 Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 25.40 25.60 28.00 7.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 3516.68 3550.53 4601.86 3438.55 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1225.93 1248.45 1390.76 324.78 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 14930.00 17541.00 51613.00 5325.00 [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 19.00 19.30 19.90 3.60 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 742.26 759.75 759.75 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 67.00 66.00 67.00 57.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 67.00 66.00 67.00 57.00 [+]
Minimum Wages 683.76 683.76 876.62 522.00 EUR/Month [+]


Unemployment Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 6.20 Apr/15 6.10 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Brazil 6.40 Apr/15 6.20 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Canada 6.80 Apr/15 6.80 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
China 4.10 Mar/15 4.10 4.30 3.90 percent [+]
Euro Area 11.30 Mar/15 11.30 12.00 7.20 percent [+]
France 10.40 Nov/14 10.30 10.80 7.20 percent [+]
Germany 4.70 Mar/15 4.70 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 13.00 Mar/15 12.70 13.20 5.90 percent [+]
Japan 3.40 Mar/15 3.50 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Mexico 3.86 Mar/15 4.33 5.93 2.22 percent [+]
Netherlands 7.00 Apr/15 7.00 7.90 3.60 percent [+]
Russia 5.80 Apr/15 5.90 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.70 Apr/15 3.70 7.10 2.90 percent [+]
Spain 23.78 Feb/15 23.70 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Switzerland 3.30 Apr/15 3.40 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Turkey 11.20 Feb/15 11.30 14.80 7.30 percent [+]
United Kingdom 5.50 Mar/15 5.60 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
United States 5.40 Apr/15 5.50 10.80 2.50 percent [+]