Almost 1 in 3 jobs in private sector are part-time, average full-time salary at 936 eurosEconomyMacroeconomy
The Unified Social Security Fund (EFKA), which has since last year seen all the main social insurance funds in Greece come under its umbrella, released on Wednesday its latest employment data.
Concerns raised about next year's pensions cutsEconomyFeatures
Employees at Greece's main social security fund have raised the alarm regarding the extent to which pensions will be cut next year, when Greece is expected to trim its spending on retirees by 1 percent of GDP, or 1.8 billion euros.
Marginal increase to 20.8 pct for Feb unemployment rateEconomyMacroeconomy
Greece’s seasonally adjusted (SA) unemployment rate in February was 20.8 percent, edging up slightly from the upward revised figure of 20.7 percent in January, Hellenic Statistical Authority’s (ELSTAT) data showed on Thursday.
Hirings balance hits record high of 100,246 in AprilEconomyMacroeconomy
The employment balance showed a strong improvement in April as hirings outpaced departures by 100,246, data from the Labour Ministry’s Ergani information system revealed.
Is the cost of Greece's public sector soaring again?
As Greece approaches the end of its bailout programme, claims are emerging that the SYRIZA-ANEL government has been on a public sector hiring spree at the expense of already over-burdened taxpayers, while seeking to entrench itself in the state through political appointments.
Are hirings in the public sector out of control?
In recent weeks the Greek government has come under sustained criticism from the main opposition party, New Democracy, for its management of the public sector.
Unemployment rate at 20.6 pct in Jan, inactive population risesEconomyMacroeconomy
Greece’s seasonally adjusted (SA) unemployment rate came to 20.6 percent in January, edging slightly down from December’s figure of 20.8 percent, Hellenic Statistical Authority’s (ELSTAT) data showed on Thursday.
Greek hourly labour costs less than half of eurozone averageEconomyFeatures
New figures from Eurostat have shown vast discrepancies between hourly labour costs across the European Union’s member states and the eurozone in general.
Job hirings outpace departures by 55,494 in MarchEconomyMacroeconomy
The employment balance strengthened in March as hirings outpaced departures by 55,494, data from the Labour Ministry’s Ergani information system revealed.
Unemployment rate falls to 21.5 pct in 2017 despite increase in Q4EconomyMacroeconomy
The Greek non-seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate rose to 21.2 percent in the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2017, rising against the figure for Q3 of 20.2 percent, Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) figures showed on Thursday.