The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Greece edged down to 16.3 percent in March of 2021 from an upwardly revised 16.6 percent in the previous month, as health authorities extended lockdown measures in the wider Athens region throughout most of the month. The number of unemployed persons shrank by 18,384 to 714,779 and the employed population retreated by 13,614 to 3,679,530. Meanwhile, the number of people outside the labor force has gone up by 29,325 to 3,477,133. The age group 15-24 remained the most affected by unemployment (37.5 percent). source: National Statistical Service of Greece

Unemployment Rate in Greece averaged 16.29 percent from 1998 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 27.90 percent in July of 2013 and a record low of 7.40 percent in May of 2008. 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 - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2021.

Unemployment Rate in Greece is expected to be 16.50 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployment Rate in Greece to stand at 15.90 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Greece Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 16.20 percent in 2022 and 15.40 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Greece Unemployment Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
16.30 16.60 27.90 7.40 1998 - 2021 percent Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-03-17 10:15 AM Dec 15.8% 16.2% 16.6%
2021-05-17 09:00 AM Jan 16.0% 15.6% 15.7%
2021-06-11 09:00 AM Feb 15.9% 16.0% 15.5%
2021-06-11 09:00 AM Mar 16.3% 16.6% 15.1%
2021-07-15 09:00 AM Apr 16.3%
2021-08-05 09:00 AM May
2021-09-09 09:00 AM Jun
2021-10-14 09:00 AM Jul


News Stream
Greece Jobless Rate Decreases in March
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Greece edged down to 16.3 percent in March of 2021 from an upwardly revised 16.6 percent in the previous month, as health authorities extended lockdown measures in the wider Athens region throughout most of the month. The number of unemployed persons shrank by 18,384 to 714,779 and the employed population retreated by 13,614 to 3,679,530. Meanwhile, the number of people outside the labor force has gone up by 29,325 to 3,477,133. The age group 15-24 remained the most affected by unemployment (37.5 percent).
2021-06-11
Greek Jobless Rate Rises to 16% in January
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Greece rose to 16.0 percent in January of 2021 from a downwardly revised 15.6 percent in the previous month, as regulatory measures introduced to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic affected the normal functioning of the labor market. The number of unemployed persons remained marginally unchanged at 714,809 (-142), while the number of employed persons decreased to 3,760,313 (-119,643) in comparison with the prior month. Importantly, the number of persons outside the labor force soared by 5.9 percent year-on-year in January. The age group 15-24 remains by far the most affected by unemployment (43.4 percent).
2021-05-17
Greek Jobless Rate Falls to 10-Month Low in December
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Greece decreased to 15.8 percent in December of 2020 from 16.2 percent in the previous month. It was the lowest jobless rate since February, as the number of unemployed persons decreased by 24,332 to 726,360 and employed persons by 12,697 to 3,880,364. The age group 15-24 remains the most affected by unemployment (34.2 percent). Across the country's regions, the highest rates of unemployment were recorded in Aegean Islands (18.8 percent) and Epirus-Western Macedonia (18 percent).
2021-03-17
Greece Jobless Rate at 7-Month Low
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Greece declined to 16.2 percent in November of 2020, from a downwardly revised 16.4 percent in October. The number of unemployed persons decreased by 15.8 thousand to 753.5 thousand and employed persons by 24.5 thousand to 3.894 million. The age group 15-24 remains the most affected by unemployment (34 percent). Across the country's regions, the highest rates of unemployment were recorded in Epirus-Western Macedonia (19.5 percent) and Aegean Islands (17.8 percent).
2021-02-11

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.