Eurostat: September Unemployment in Greece at 27.4%


Eurozone unemployment remained at 12.1% in November, according to figures published by Eurostat today. In the EU-28, unemployment also remained stable at 10.9%.

In November there were 26.553 million unemployed in the EU-28, an increase of 19,000 compared to October, and 19.241 million in the eurozone, and increase of 4,000 compared to October.

The highest unemployment rates in the EU-28 in September were recorded in Greece (27.4%), Spain (26.7%), Croatia (18.6%) and Cyprus (17.3%), with the lowest in Austria (4.8%), Germany (5.2%) and Luxembourg (6.1%).

The largest yearly increase in unemployment from September 2012 to 2013, was recorded in Cyprus (13.3% to 17.3%), Italy (11.3% to 12.7%) and Greece (26% to 27.4%).

In Greece, 1.376 million people were unemployed during September 2013, with unemployment among men at 24.5% (24.3% in August) and 31.4% for women (31.3% in August).

Youth unemployment (persons under 25) in Greece decreased slightly in September 2013 (54.8%, 172,000 unemployed) compared to August (57.7%). Greece is in second place behind Spain in terms of youth unemployment (57.7% in November, up from 56.8% in September 2013), while Croatia is in third place (49.7% in September 2013). The lowest rates were recorded in Germany (7.5%), Austria (8.6%) and the Netherlands (11.4%). In November, youth unemployment in the EU-28 was at 23.6% (5.661 million) and 24.3% in the eurozone (3.599 million).

In the eurozone, retail sales which are an indication of consumer confidence, were up by 1.4% after a decline of 0.4% in October. The latest retail sales results from Greece are for October, with a decline of 0.1% compared to September and 0.9% compared to October 2012.




  1. In reality, all these stats for unemployment are much higher, artificially covered by students who further their studies because they can’t find a job, casual employees, married couples with one person working etc

  2. Just more CRIMES on the People by this Gov’t Dictatorship of Liars and Criminals– Welcome to the Samaras- Venizelos Junta !

    In Greece today we have 2 “Criminal Gangs” from PASOK and New
    Democracy Parties running a government of Thieves, Liars & Crooks who
    created all these problems today.

    It was PASOK & ND Parties who created all the financial problems in Greece
    by their corrupt rule and mismanagement– (Akis Tzahadzopolous and Yiannos
    Papantoniou are ex-MPs from PASOK who are an example of their horrific

    1.) Why isn’t PASOK’s MP Venizelos in jail for hiding the Legarde List 2 years
    in his home? And what about Venizelos’ controversial submarine bribery deal, he
    signed in 2010?

    2.) Why isn’t PASOK’s Finance MP Papconstantiou in jail for removing his
    relative’s names on the List?

    3.) What about PASOK & ND Parties still owing 250 million Euros to the
    Banks in phony loans they have not paid back a penny yet?

    4.) What about Health Minister Georgiades who got caught cheating on his taxes
    the other day and was let off with a minor fine of 1200 Euros. Whys is he still
    a Minister and not fired??

    5.) Why aren’t Kyriakos Mitsotakis and his sister Dora in jail after taking
    BRIBES from Seimens?

    It seems to me the Gov’t and Press here is using ANYTHING as a DISTRACTION to take attention away from the Massive Crimes these two corrupt Parties have committed as well as Treason against the whole Greek nation after 39 years of corrupt rule– They MUST ALL BE IMPEACHED and JAILED for high crimes and TREASON against the Greek People and State!

  3. The unemployment rate is so high because Greeks refuse to become cleaners & as a Greek I am proud to say that there are no Greek cleaners


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