Central govt debt falls for first time in six quarters, easing by 1.25 bln to 357.69 bln in Q1
Industrial turnover drops by 6.7 pct in March
Primary cash balance at surplus of 232 mln in Apr
Eurosystem funding rises by 84 mln in Apr, ELA eliminated
Budget primary surplus at 1.46 bln in Apr, above target by 2.13 bln
Building permits drop by 5.1 pct in Feb
Greek unemployment rose to new high of 27.9 pct in June
Greek seasonally adjusted unemployment showed an increase of 0.3 percentage points (pp) month on month (mom) and 3.3pp year on year (yoy) to 27.9 percent in June, which is a new historic high, according to the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) monthly labour force survey. The number of employed slipped by 0.1 percent mom and 3.4 percent yoy to 3.63 million, while unemployed continued heading north, surpassing the 1.4 million mark, up 1.5 percent mom and 14.2 percent yoy.
The results for the second quarter indicate the unemployment rate soared by 3.5pp yoy to a new quarterly high at 27.1 percent, while recording a slight drop of 0.3pp quarter on quarter (q-o-q) for the first time since the third quarter of 2009. Note tho...
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