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Athens Macedonian News Agency: News in English, 12-04-02

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  • [01] Greece records highest unemployment rate

  • [01] Greece records highest unemployment rate

    AMNA--Greece recorded the second highest unemployment rate in the 27-member EU in December 2011, at 21 percent, following Spain with 23 percent, while Greece also had the highest unemployment rate among young people below the age of 25, at a staggering 50.4 percent, the European statistics service EUROSTAT said on Monday.

    According to figures released by EUROSTAT, the largest increase in unemployment in one year was again recorded in Greece, where unemployment skyrocketed from14.3 percent in December 2010 to 21.0 percent in December 2011, with unemployment among men jumping to 18 percent, among women to 25 percent, and among youth under 25 years of age to 50.4 percent.amna

    The seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate in the entire EU27 was 10.2 percent in February 2012 compared with 10.1 percent in January and 9.5 percent in February 2011, while the rate in the 17-member eurozone was 10.8 percent in February against 10.7 percent in January and 10.0 percent in February 2011.

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