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Unemployment rises to 22.29% in July despite seasonal work places

Registered unemployed recorded an increase of 2.81 percent in the month of July when compared to the previous month June. The data released by the Greek Employment Agency (OAED) come as surprise because normally unemployment figures drop in summer due to seasonal works and jobs in the tourism industry. More than half of the unemployed are without a work for more than a year.

Based on OAED data, unemployment stood at 22.29% in July when compared to 19.58% in June.

Analytically, 827,854 people were registered as unemployed in July, that is 22,623 more than in June.

482,778 (58.32%) of them are registered as unemployed for a period equal to or more than 12 months.  345.076 (41.68%) are registered for a period of less than 12 months.

More than 65% are women.

More than 63% are between 30-54 years old

About 75% are of compulsory and secondary education.

91,29% of the registered unemployed are Greek nationals.

11.49% of the unemployed do not look for work.

 7.43% are subsidized unemployed.

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