Greece’s Unemployment Falls To 19 pct in July, Data Reveals



Greece’s unemployment rate fell to 19 percent of the workforce in July from 19.1 percent in June and 20.9 percent in July last year, according to the Hellenic Statistical Authority‘s report released on Thursday.

The statistics service, in a monthly report, said the number of unemployed people totaled 879,861 in July, down 104,449 from July 2017 and down 13,232 compared with June 2018.

The number of employed people is estimated at 3,837,271, up 45,057 compared with July 2017, but down 32,616 compared with June 2018.

The unemployment rate among women was 23.7 percent in July from 25.2 percent in July 2017, while among men it fell to 15.1 percent from 17.5 percent.

The highest unemployment rate was recorded in the 15-24 age group with 37.9 percent in July from 41.1 percent in July 2017.

Among the country’s regions, Epirus-Western Macedonia recorded the highest unemployment rate with 23.3 percent in July from 27 percent in July 2017, followed by Attica.

With information from A.M.N.A.