PBO sees medium-term risks mounting, despite positive near-term outlook
Despite boost from travel, current account deficit hits 9.74 bln in Jul, up 43 pct YoY
Energy pushes industrial turnover growth up by 38.9 pct YoY in Jul, as index records rare monthly drop
Tax overperformance continues in Aug, as budget balance beats target by close to 6 bln
Property prices rise by 9.4 pct in Q2, close to all-time high
Q2 unemployment drops to 12.4 pct, reflecting seasonality in job market
Unemployment rate eases to 24.6 pct in Q2 as number of employed jumps
After increasing in the preceding two quarters, the non-seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate fell by two percentage points (pp) to 24.6 percent in the second quarter (Q2) of 2015 from 26.6 percent in Q1, the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) data displayed on Thursday.
Furthermore, the number of discouraged (available but not looking for a job) increased for the third straight quarter by 3,400 to 101,600 in Q2, which is the third highest reading since 2008.
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