Primary cash surplus at 6.34 bln in Feb as expenditure, interest payments fall
Turnover in services sector shows improvements in Q4 2017
Unemployment rate falls to 21.5 pct in 2017 despite increase in Q4
Budget primary surplus at 2.75 bln in Feb on increased revenues, lower expenditure
Wages index improves by 0.2 pct in Q4, up by 2 pct YoY
Eurosystem funding drops by 4.58 bln in January, banknotes in circulation fall
Labour Ministry publishes latest pension breakdown
The Labour Ministry's bulletin of the Computer Centre for Social Security Services (IDIKA) published on Sunday for the first time since the summer of 2015. The bulletin showed that a total of 4.55 million pensions were paid in December 2016, totalling 2.34 billion euros. This means that the annual pension cost for social security funds stands at 28.11 billion, or 16 percent of GDP.
The IDIKA monitors monthly payments to pensioners and provides useful information for pension costs in Greece.
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