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
Eurosystem funding drops by 3.9 bln in July on big decline in ELA
Unemployment at 21.7 pct in May after revised April figure
CPI up by 1 pct in July for seventh straight rise
Car sales increase by 28.3 pct in July
Net job hirings hit 33,608 in June, highest since 2001
The employment balance remained positive for the fifth straight month showing net hirings of 33,608 in June 2016, up by 25,018 compared to the corresponding period last year, the Labour Ministry’s information system (Ergani) data displayed on Friday.
On the flipside, the highest net departures were by far posted in education (-45,141) and are largely attributed to the end of the school year.
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