Primary cash surplus at 6.4 bln in year to date, expenditure rises during May
Turnover in services sector shows deteriorations in Q1 2018
Budget primary surplus at 1.54 bln in May on revenue rise, sharp investment underspend
Unemployment rate stable at 21.2 pct in Q1
Wages index rises by 2 pct in Q1 and 4.9 pct YoY
Fall in apartment prices decelerates to 0.2 pct in Q1 for slowest contraction on record
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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