Industrial turnover rises by 11.4 pct in May, staying positive for fifth consecutive month
June primary cash surplus at 6.49 bln as revenue increase offsets higher expenditure
Travel balance records 127 mln surplus in Q1, much improved on last year
Budget primary surplus at 617 mln in June as expenditure continues to fall below target
Building permits up by 1 pct in April and 5.2 pct in first four months of the year
Unemployment rate edges up to 20.2 pct in April as number of employed dips
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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