Greeces jobless rate rising

first_imgGreek unemployment started to rise again in December following 14 months of gradual decline, reaching 26 per cent according to figures released by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).The number of employed people declined by 24,453 from November 2014, while the jobless number posted a marginal decline of just 296. That brought about a small increase in the unemployment rate from November’s 25.9 per cent. In December 2013 the rate had come to 27.3 per cent.The negative signs had first emerged from the Ergani register figures supplied by the Labour Ministry, showing a negative flow in employment in the last few months of 2014.The unemployment rate had peaked at 28 per cent in September 2013 before starting its decline in October 2013, with only February and April 2014 showing no change to the seasonally adjusted rate.Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more