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Unemployment in Greece falls to 17% in June

Unemployment in Greece and the seasonally-adjusted rate eased to 17 percent of the workforce in June, from 17.1% in May and 19.2% in June 2018, the Greek Statistics Authority ELSTAT said on Thursday.

The statistics service said that the number of employed people was 3,928,036 in June, while the number of unemployed people was 805,115.

The number of employed people rose by 80,601 compared with June 2018 (an increase of 2.1 pct) and rose by 5,752 compared with May 2019 (an increase of 0.1 pct).

The number of unemployed people fell by 110,078 compared with June 2018 (a decline of 12 pct) and eased by 6,039 compared with May (a decline of 0.7 pct).

Youth unemployment for workers aged 15-24 remains high at 35.7%, although lower than in June 2018 with 38.5%.

Unemployment rates noarmally fall in the summer months due to seasonal jobs in agriculture and tourism.

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