Unemployment rate fell further to 24 pct in Q3 on seasonally increased employment

EconomyMacroeconomy Tags: ELSTAT, Labour, Unemployment
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The Greek non-seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate slipped for the second straight quarter to 24 percent in the third quarter (Q3) of 2015 from 24.6 percent in Q2, Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) figures showed on Thursday.

Compared to the corresponding period last year, the jobless rate eased by 1.5 percentage points (pp) over the Q3 2014 rate of 25.5 percent. The rate drop reflects an increase in the number of employed to 3.67 million and a fall in the number of unemploy...

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