Compared with the previous month, the number of unemployed decreased by 1.2 percent to 1.01 million and the number of employed rose by 0.4 percent to 3.80 million.
A year earlier, the unemployment rate was recorded at 23.4 percent. The number of unemployed persons fell by 10.5 percent while employment grew by 2.5 percent.
The 15-24 age group recorded the highest unemploment rate (42.8 percent from 43.2 percent in July 2016), followed by the 25-34 age group (26.1 percent from 29.7 percent), the 35-44 age group (18.8 percent from 20.4 percent), the 45-54 age group (16.6 percent from 19.3 percent), the 55-64 age group (18.1 percent from 18.4 percent) and the 65-74 age group (11.6 percent from 13.3 percent).
The unemployment rate among women was 25.3 percent in July from 28 percent a year earlier, while among men it fell to 17.5 percent from 19.6 percent.
Among the country's regions, the highest unemployment rates were reported for Epirus-Western Macedonia (27.3 percent), followed by Macedonia-Thrace (22.2 percent) and Attica (21.3 percent); while Aegean Islands recorded the lowest rate (16.3 percent).