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

Unemployment Rate in Greece remained unchanged at 25.80 percent in November of 2014 from 25.80 percent in October of 2014. Unemployment Rate in Greece averaged 14.62 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
25.80 25.80 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 Friday, February 27, 2015.


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.

The number of inactive persons – that neither worked neither looked for a job – grew 1.1 percent over the last month.

The number of unemployed persons fell 1.1 percent compared with the previous month to 1,229,367. When compared with November of 2013, the number of unemployed diminished by 27,720 persons.

In November, the number of employed persons decreased by 0.8 percent over October to 3,538,308 persons. Year-on-year, it increased by 1.5 percent. 

Youth unemployment rate was recorded at 50.6 percent, the same as October. It is the highest rate among age groups. Yet, in November of 2013, it was 57 percent.

Among decentralized administration, Attica presented the highest unemployment rate (26.8 percent) while Aegean reported the lowest (20.8 percent). 


ELSTAT | Carolina Cunha | carolina.cunha@tradingeconomics.com
2/12/2015 10:31:51 AM


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Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2014-12-11 10:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Sep
25.7% 26% (R) 25.9%
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
25.8% 26%
2015-04-09 10:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Jan
26.1%
2015-05-06 10:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Feb
26.2%


Greece Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 25.80 25.80 28.00 7.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 3497.10 3597.71 4601.86 3438.55 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 1224.40 1219.79 1390.76 324.78 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 17541.00 18596.00 51613.00 5325.00 [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 19.00 19.90 19.90 3.60 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 50.60 50.60 60.80 21.20 percent [+]
Labour Costs 77.90 70.40 122.90 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 6.40 Jan/15 6.10 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Brazil 5.30 Jan/15 4.30 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Canada 6.60 Jan/15 6.70 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
China 4.10 Nov/14 4.10 4.30 3.90 percent [+]
Euro Area 11.40 Dec/14 11.50 12.00 7.20 percent [+]
France 10.40 Aug/14 10.10 10.80 7.20 percent [+]
Germany 4.70 Jan/15 4.80 14.20 0.40 percent [+]
India 5.20 Dec/12 6.30 9.40 5.20 percent [+]
Indonesia 5.94 Aug/14 5.70 11.24 2.00 percent [+]
Italy 12.90 Dec/14 13.30 13.40 5.90 percent [+]
Japan 3.60 Jan/15 3.40 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Mexico 3.76 Dec/14 4.53 5.93 2.22 percent [+]
Netherlands 7.20 Jan/15 7.20 8.80 3.40 percent [+]
Russia 5.50 Jan/15 5.30 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.40 Jan/15 3.50 7.10 2.90 percent [+]
Spain 23.70 Nov/14 23.67 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Switzerland 3.50 Jan/15 3.40 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Turkey 10.70 Nov/14 10.40 16.10 8.00 percent [+]
United Kingdom 5.70 Dec/14 5.80 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
United States 5.70 Jan/15 5.60 10.80 2.50 percent [+]