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

Unemployment Rate in Greece decreased to 25.60 percent in April from 25.80 percent in March of 2015. Unemployment Rate in Greece averaged 14.63 percent from 1998 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 27.92 percent in September of 2013 and a record low of 7.29 percent in May of 2008. Unemployment Rate in Greece is reported by the National Statistical Service of Greece.

  
Greece Unemployment Rate
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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
25.60 25.80 27.92 7.29 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 the latest reported value for - Greece Unemployment Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Content for - Greece Unemployment Rate - was last refreshed on Saturday, August 1, 2015.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-05-06 10:00 AM Feb 25.4% 25.6% (R) 26.2%
2015-06-04 10:10 AM Mar 25.6% 25.6% (R) 26.3%
2015-07-09 10:00 AM Apr 25.6% 25.8% (R) 25.6% 25.9%
2015-08-06 10:00 AM May 25.6% 25.2%
2015-09-11 10:00 AM Jun 25.1%
2015-10-08 10:00 AM Jul 24.9%


Greece Unemployment Rate Eases in April


Greek jobless rate edged down to 25.6 percent in April of 2015 from an upwardly revised 25.8 percent in the previous month, as unemployment went down while employment slightly increased. It was the lowest figure since July of 2012.

The number of unemployed declined 1 percent to 1,216,870 persons and employment edged up 0.5 percent to 3,543,651 persons. The number of inactive decreased 0.3 percent to 3,334,628 persons in March. 

A year earlier, unemployment rate was recorded at 27 percent. The number of unemployed persons fell 6.1 percent while employment rose 1.4 percent. The number of inactive persons declined 0.6 percent.

Unemployment affected mainly people aged 15 to 24 years in April of 2015 as more than half of young active population was unemployed (53.2 percent). Youth unemployment rate was recorded at 55.4 percent a year earlier.

The unemployment rate for males decreased 2 p.p. to 22.2 percent from 24.2 percent in April 2014 and for females it was down by a slower 0.9 p.p. to 29.8 percent when compared to 30.7 percent last year.

ELSTAT | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
7/9/2015 10:24:25 AM


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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.
Published on 2015-05-06

Greece Unemployment Rate at 2-1/2-Year Low
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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 25.60 25.80 27.92 7.29 percent [+]
Employed Persons 3588.75 3438.09 4601.86 3438.09 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1231.46 1299.44 1390.76 324.78 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 14930.00 17541.00 51613.00 5325.00 [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 18.90 19.10 19.90 3.60 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 53.20 52.30 60.50 20.10 percent [+]
Labour Costs 85.00 77.90 122.90 49.30 Index Points [+]
Population 10.81 10.99 11.19 8.30 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 6.00 Jun/15 5.90 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Brazil 6.90 Jun/15 6.70 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Canada 6.80 Jun/15 6.80 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
China 4.04 Jun/15 4.10 4.30 3.90 percent [+]
Euro Area 11.10 Jun/15 11.10 12.10 7.20 percent [+]
France 10.30 Mar/15 10.40 10.80 7.20 percent [+]
Germany 4.70 Jun/15 4.70 14.20 0.40 percent [+]
India 4.90 Dec/13 5.20 9.40 4.90 percent [+]
Indonesia 5.81 Mar/15 5.94 11.24 2.00 percent [+]
Italy 12.70 Jun/15 12.50 13.00 5.80 percent [+]
Japan 3.40 Jun/15 3.30 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Mexico 4.41 Jun/15 4.45 5.93 2.22 percent [+]
Netherlands 6.90 Jun/15 6.90 7.90 3.60 percent [+]
Russia 5.40 Jun/15 5.60 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.90 Jun/15 3.90 7.10 2.90 percent [+]
Spain 22.37 Jun/15 23.78 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Switzerland 3.10 Jun/15 3.20 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Turkey 9.60 Apr/15 10.60 14.80 7.30 percent [+]
United Kingdom 5.60 May/15 5.50 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
United States 5.30 Jun/15 5.50 10.80 2.50 percent [+]