Rise in foreign arrivals pushes travel receipts up by 14.2 pct in June
Current account surplus at 842.3 million in June, assisted by services balance
Primary cash balance posts deficit of 46 mln at end of July
Industrial turnover up by 8.1 pct in June for eighth consecutive rise
Budget primary surplus at 3.05 bln in 7-month, above target on underspend
Building activity up by 45.7 pct in May, highest since Dec 2005
Unemployment edges down to 24.5 pct in Oct, lowest since May 2012
Greece’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate continued its slight downward trend easing to 24.5 percent in October from 24.6 percent in September, the Hellenic Statistics Authority (ELSTAT) latest figure displayed on Thursday.
From a geographical perspective, Central and Western Greece post the highest jobless rates of more than 27 percent, while the unemployment rate in the Aegean remains by far the lowest in the country at 14.7 percent.
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