Greece Unemployment Rate  1998-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The Greek seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 20.2 percent in April 2018 from 20.1 percent in the previous month. The number of unemployed fell at a slower 0.8 percent while employment declined 1.1 percent. Unemployment Rate in Greece averaged 16.12 percent from 1998 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 27.90 percent in July of 2013 and a record low of 7.30 percent in May of 2008.

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Greek Jobless Rate Edges Up to 20.2% in April


The Greek seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 20.2 percent in April 2018 from 20.1 percent in the previous month.

Compared with the previous month, the number of unemployed decreased by 0.8 percent to 949.7 thousand while the number of employed fell by 1.1 percent to 3.76 million.

A year ago, the unemployment rate was recorded at 21.7 percent. The number of unemployed persons went down by 9.0 percent while employment was barely unchanged.

Unemployment decreased among all age groups but weighed more in the 15-24 age group (42.3 percent from 44.2 percent in April 2017) and the 25-34 age group (25.4 percent from 27.5 percent). Lower rates were also seen in the 35-44 age group (18.4 percent from 19.2 percent); the 45-54 age group (16.7 percent from 17.1 percent); 55-64 age group (15.6 percent from 18.6 percent) and the 65-74 age group (11.0 percent from 11.7 percent).  

By genders, the jobless rate was significantly lower for men (16.5 percent from 18.2 percent) than for women (24.7 percent from 26.1 percent).

Across the country's regions, the lowest unemployment rates were registered in Crete (11.6 percent), followed by Thessaly – Sterea Ellas (18.6 percent) and Aegean Islands (19.5 percent); whereas Epirus-Western Macedonia recorded the highest rate (25.5 percent). 


ELSTAT | Luisa Carvalho | luisa.carvalho@tradingeconomics.com
7/12/2018 10:38:40 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-05-10 09:00 AM Unemployment Rate 20.8% 20.7% 20.6%
2018-06-07 09:00 AM Unemployment Rate 20.1% 20.6% 20.6%
2018-07-12 09:00 AM Unemployment Rate 20.2% 20.1% 20.1%
2018-08-09 09:00 AM Unemployment Rate 20.2% 20.1%
2018-09-06 09:00 AM Unemployment Rate 20%
2018-10-11 09:00 AM Unemployment Rate 19.8%


Greece Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 20.20 20.10 27.90 7.30 percent [+]
Employed Persons 3801.00 3768.63 4658.20 3438.10 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 941.30 973.57 1384.90 335.60 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 357.40 356.40 385.20 158.68 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 3366.30 3380.00 4383.59 3153.50 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 80.15 79.47 93.28 71.29 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 15.30 15.30 19.90 3.60 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 42.30 43.20 60.20 20.00 percent [+]
Labour Costs 90.30 94.10 107.40 48.50 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 2825.00 11188.00 51613.00 2825.00 [+]
Minimum Wages 683.76 683.76 876.62 522.00 EUR/Month [+]
Population 10.74 10.77 11.12 8.30 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 67.00 67.00 67.00 57.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 67.00 67.00 67.00 57.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 51.60 51.80 53.70 51.00 percent [+]
Living Wage Family 1020.00 1020.00 1030.00 1010.00 EUR/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 580.00 580.00 585.00 560.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 1600.00 2240.00 2470.00 1600.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 747.00 1010.00 1080.00 747.00 EUR/Month [+]
Productivity 91.10 93.00 108.10 70.90 Index Points [+]
Employment Change 0.30 -0.10 3.50 -2.70 percent [+]


Greece Unemployment Rate

In Greece, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page provides the latest reported value for - Greece Unemployment Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Greece Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
20.20 20.10 27.90 7.30 1998 - 2018 percent Monthly
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unemployment rate by Country
Country Last
Spain 16.74 Mar/18
Brazil 12.70 May/18
Italy 10.70 May/18
Turkey 10.10 Mar/18
France 9.20 Mar/18
Euro Area 8.40 May/18
Canada 6.00 Jun/18
Australia 5.40 May/18
Indonesia 5.13 Mar/18
Russia 4.70 May/18
United Kingdom 4.20 Apr/18
United States 4.00 Jun/18
Netherlands 3.90 May/18
China 3.89 Mar/18
South Korea 3.70 Jun/18
India 3.52 Dec/17
Germany 3.40 May/18
Mexico 3.20 May/18
Switzerland 2.40 Jun/18
Japan 2.20 May/18


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