Travel balance rises by 73.5 pct in Nov, 9.7 pct in aggregate period
December hirings balance positive by 5,970 with annual balance for 2018 up by 141,003 places
November current account deficit at 1.41 bln as import value outstrips exports
Industrial turnover rises by 7 pct in November
Primary cash surplus at 16.19 bln in 2018, 3.18 bln spent on reducing arrears
Building permits rise by 23.8 pct in Oct, up by 10.9 pct in first 10 months
Unemployment rate eases to 24.6 pct in Q2 as number of employed jumps
After increasing in the preceding two quarters, the non-seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate fell by two percentage points (pp) to 24.6 percent in the second quarter (Q2) of 2015 from 26.6 percent in Q1, the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) data displayed on Thursday.
Furthermore, the number of discouraged (available but not looking for a job) increased for the third straight quarter by 3,400 to 101,600 in Q2, which is the third highest reading since 2008.
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