Greece Unemployment Rate  1998-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The Greek seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 21 percent in July 2017 from an upwardly revised 21.3 percent in the previous month and compared with 23.4 percent in July 2016. It was the lowest jobless rate since November 2011, as the number of unemployed decreased by 1.2 percent from the previous month to 1.01 million and employment rose by 0.4 percent to 3.80 million. Still, Greek unemployment rate remains more than double the Eurozone's average. Unemployment Rate in Greece averaged 15.90 percent from 1998 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 27.90 percent in July of 2013 and a record low of 7.30 percent in May of 2008.

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Greek Jobless Rate Falls to Near 6-Year Low


The Greek seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 21 percent in July 2017 from an upwardly revised 21.3 percent in the previous month and compared with 23.4 percent in July 2016. It was the lowest jobless rate since November 2011. Still, Greek unemployment rate remains more than double the Eurozone's average.

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).

ELSTAT | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
10/5/2017 10:30:17 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-08-10 09:00 AM Unemployment Rate 21.7% 21.8% 21.5%
2017-09-07 09:00 AM Unemployment Rate 21.2% 21.5% 22%
2017-10-05 09:00 AM Unemployment Rate 21.0% 21.3% 21%
2017-11-09 10:00 AM Unemployment Rate 21.0% 20.8%
2017-12-07 10:00 AM Unemployment Rate 20.6%


Greece Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 21.00 21.30 27.90 7.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 3843.19 3834.81 4658.20 3438.10 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 965.98 960.96 1384.90 335.60 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 374.30 385.20 385.20 158.68 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 3417.10 3274.10 4383.59 3153.50 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 79.91 79.96 93.28 71.29 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 16.30 16.90 19.90 3.60 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 42.80 43.30 60.00 20.10 percent [+]
Labour Costs 89.50 88.80 107.40 48.50 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 6315.00 15689.00 51613.00 3119.00 [+]
Minimum Wages 683.76 683.76 876.62 522.00 EUR/Month [+]
Population 10.76 10.78 11.12 8.30 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 67.00 67.00 67.00 57.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 67.00 67.00 67.00 57.00 [+]
Employment Change 0.80 1.00 3.60 -2.80 percent [+]
Productivity 93.10 90.20 108.10 70.90 Index Points [+]
Wages 1092.01 1125.60 1462.20 939.14 EUR/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 1370.00 1410.00 1480.00 1370.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 786.00 834.00 834.00 786.00 EUR/Month [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 52.40 51.90 53.70 51.00 percent [+]
Living Wage Family 623.00 615.00 623.00 601.20 EUR/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 474.60 468.80 474.60 460.60 EUR/Month [+]


Greece Unemployment Rate

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. Greece Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
21.00 21.30 27.90 7.30 1998 - 2017 percent Monthly
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