Budget primary surplus confirmed at 916 mln in May on higher expenditure
Travel balance falls by 4.1 pct in April
Primary cash balance at surplus of 438 mln in May
May employment balance positive by 105,282 as seasonal hires pick up
Current account deficit drops in April on improved goods and services balance
Industrial turnover rises by 13.4 pct in April
Seasonal jobs bring down Q2 unemployment to 26.6 pct but long-term jobless rising
The non-seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate posted a drop both year on year (YoY) and quarter on quarter (QoQ) to 26.6 percent in Q2 2014 from 27.8 percent in the previous quarter and 27.3 percent in Q2 2013, according to the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).
The Q2 unemployment rate is the first reading below the 27-percent mark since Q4 2012.
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