Travel balance to July soars by 19 pct, reaching almost 9 bln
Agriculture output prices jump 28.7 pct YoY in Jul, despite input costs falling
Industrial turnover drops by 10.2 pct in Jul, driven by foreign markets and manufacturing
Current account deficit shrinks to 7 bln in 7 months as energy and imports ease
Loans managed by servicers broadly stable in Q2 at 71.16 bln
Tax revenues continue to outperform in Aug, as ministry explains frugal approach
Unemployment hit new high of 27.8 pct in October, set to rise further
Greece officially assumed the presidency of the European Union on Wednesday, with the highest unemployment rate in the 28-member bloc. According to the Hellenic Statistical Agency (ELSTAT), the seasonally adjusted jobless rate in October stood at 27.8 percent from an upwards revised 27.7 percent in the month of September. After the previous months’ revisions, the October rate now holds the new high.
There were 1.388 million jobless in October 2013, compared to 497,222 in October 2009 when the crisis in Greece began. After the revisions, September holds the highest figure of unemployed, reaching 1.389 million. Those with jobs fell from 3.62 million ...
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