Compared with May, the number of unemployed decreased by 1.3 percent to 1.02 million and the number of employed rose by 0.4 percent to 3.78 million. Meanwhile, the number of inactive persons went down slightly to 3.22 million.
A year earlier, the unemployment rate was recorded at 23.5 percent. The number of unemployed persons fell by 10.2 percent while employment grew by 2.4 percent. The number of inactive persons dropped by 0.2 percent year-on-year.
Unemployment continued to hit mostly people aged 15 to 24, as 43.3 percent of young inactive population was unemployed, a decrease of 3.2 percentage points from the same month in the previous year. In June, all age groups recorded a lower jobless rate when compared to a year earlier.
The unemployment rate for males declined by 1.9 percentage points to 17.9 percent in June and for females it was down by 2.7 percentage points to 25.3 percent.
Among regions, the highest unemployment rates were reported for Epirus-Western Macedonia (26.9 percent), followed by Macedonia-Thrace (22.6 percent) and Attica (21.3 percent); while Crete recorded the lowest rate (17.4 percent).