Greece Unemployment Rate 1998-2014 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Unemployment Rate in Greece decreased to 27 percent in June of 2014 from 27.10 percent in May of 2014. Unemployment Rate in Greece averaged 14.20 Percent from 1998 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 27.90 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.

   
 
 

Greece Unemployment Rate


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
27.00 27.10 27.90 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 Tuesday, September 23, 2014.


Greece Unemployment Rate Falls Slightly


Greek seasonally adjusted jobless rate decreased marginally to 27 percent in June, following a revised 27.1 percent in May. Greek unemployment remains the highest in the European Union.

The number of employed persons amounted to 3,527,112 in June of 2014. The number of unemployed reached 1,303,884 while the number of inactive was recorded at 3,305,922. 

In June, employment fell 0.1 percent over a year earlier but rose 0.3 percent over May. Meanwhile, unemployment fell by 3.2 percent year-on-year and by 0.3 percent compared with the previous month. 

ther number of inactive persons –that is, persons that neither worked neither looked for a job– decreased by 2,625 persons (a 0.1 percent rate of decrease) compared with June 2013 and by 10,342 persons compared with May 2014 (a 0.3 percent rate of decrease). 

Unemployment among people aged 15 to 24 years old was recorded at 51.5 percent. 

ELSTAT | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
9/11/2014 10:40:23 AM


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Calendar GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
2014-06-05 10:15 AM Greece
Unemployment Rate
Mar 2014 26.8% 26.9% (R) 26.3%
2014-07-10 10:00 AM Greece
Unemployment Rate
Apr 2014 27.3% 27.3% (R) 26.7%
2014-08-07 10:00 AM Greece
Unemployment Rate
May 2014 27.2% 27.3% 27.5%
2014-09-11 10:00 AM Greece
Unemployment Rate
Jun 2014 27.0% 27.1% (R) 27.5% 27.5%
2014-10-09 10:00 AM Greece
Unemployment Rate
Jul 2014 27.0% 26.7%


Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 27.00 27.10 27.90 7.30 Percent [+]
Employed Persons 3562.53 3519.74 4601.86 3445.48 [+]
Unemployed Persons 1249.16 1307.19 1399.68 324.78 [+]
Job Vacancies 14852.00 12747.00 51613.00 5325.00 [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 19.60 19.70 19.70 3.60 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 53.10 56.30 60.80 21.20 Percent [+]
Labour Costs 95.50 81.90 122.90 49.30 Index Points [+]
Population 11.06 11.12 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 Aug/14 6.40 10.90 4.00 Percent [+]
Brazil 4.90 Apr/14 5.00 13.10 4.30 Percent [+]
Canada 7.00 Aug/14 7.00 13.10 2.90 Percent [+]
China 4.10 Jun/14 4.10 4.30 3.90 Percent [+]
Euro Area 11.50 Jul/14 11.50 12.00 7.20 Percent [+]
France 10.20 May/14 10.10 10.80 7.20 Percent [+]
Germany 4.90 Jul/14 5.00 14.20 0.40 Percent [+]
India 5.20 Dec/12 6.30 9.40 5.20 Percent [+]
Indonesia 5.70 Feb/14 6.17 11.24 2.00 Percent [+]
Italy 12.60 Jul/14 12.30 12.80 5.90 Percent [+]
Japan 3.80 Jul/14 3.70 5.60 1.00 Percent [+]
Mexico 5.18 Aug/14 5.47 5.93 2.22 Percent [+]
Netherlands 8.00 Aug/14 8.20 8.80 3.40 Percent [+]
Russia 4.80 Aug/14 4.90 14.10 4.80 Percent [+]
South Korea 3.50 Aug/14 3.40 7.10 2.90 Percent [+]
Spain 24.47 May/14 25.93 26.94 4.41 Percent [+]
Switzerland 3.00 Aug/14 2.90 5.40 1.60 Percent [+]
Turkey 9.10 Jun/14 8.80 16.10 8.00 Percent [+]
United Kingdom 6.20 Jul/14 6.40 12.00 3.40 Percent [+]
United States 6.10 Aug/14 6.20 10.80 2.50 Percent [+]





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