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Athens News Agency: News in English, 08-06-19

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  • [01] Joblessness at 8.3% in Q1

  • [01] Joblessness at 8.3% in Q1

    Greek unemployment rate fell to 8.3 percent in the first quarter of 2008, compared with a 9.1 pct rate in the corresponding period in 2007, the National Statistics Service said on Thursday, noting that the unemployment rate in the January-March period was the lost quarterly rate since 1998.

    Unemployment among women (12.3 pct) was more than double compared with that among men (5.5 pct), with younger people (aged 15-29) suffering more with an unemployment rate of 17.3 pct. The statistics service said 86.7 pct of unemployed people were seeking for full time jobs, while the percentage of new unemployed totaled 33.4 pct of total unemployment.

    Caption: A file photo dated Friday, 21 May 2004 shows workers connecting the last part of the deck of the Rion-Antirion bridge, some 210 km south-west of Athens. ANA-MPA/EPA/LOUISA GOULIAMAKI

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