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Greek PM hails the end of summer with optimism over economic recovery

The month started with an ascertainment: That the “unemployment is a treacherous and tough opponent of the society, undermining the dreams of the youth” – so said Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras on Monday September 1st, stressing that in order to tackle unemployment “we need to take action now that we enter …

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Greek Unemployment drops down to 26.8% (Mar14) from 27.2% (Mar13)

Unemployment in Greece dropped to 26.8% in March when it was at 27.2% in March 2013 and at 26.9% the previous month. The number of unemployed is 1, 274,843 people. According to Greek Statistics Authority (ELSTAT) unemployment among youth 15-24 years old still remains high with 58.3% and women are …

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Greece’s unemployment slightly down, but still at least 1.3million people without work

Unemployment in Greece slightly decreased from 27.6% in January 2014 to 26.5% in February of the same year.However despite the slight improvement, there are still at least 1.3 million people without work. The real number is much higher as the Greek Statistics Authority (ELSTAT) takes into consideration only the unemployment …

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BBC reports from unemployment-hit South & EU elections. Do you want to participate?

“What jobless in crisis-hit south think of the European elections?” BBC journalist Patrick Jackson is traveling to “unemployment hotspots” of the Eurozone and collects opinions from Spain, France, Italy and Greece. First stop is Seville, in the Spanish region of Andalucia where general unemployment reached 36.3% last year and youth …

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Greece’s unemployment fell down to 26.7% in Jan 2014

Greece’s unemployment rate fell down to 26.7% in January 2014. According to Greek Statistics Authority (ELASTA), unemployment decreased by 0.5% when compared to December 2013, but increased by 0.2% when compared to January 2013. The number of unemployed is 1,317 million people. Most affected by unemployment are women at 30.02%, …

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Unemployment in Greece breaks all records: 28% general, 61.4% among youth

Unemployment in Greece broke all previous records! General unemployment climbed up to 28% in November 2013, while unemployment has hit the youth with 61.4%. A total of 1,382,062 people are without work and income, according to Greek Statistics Authority. November 2013 :  28% November 2012:  26.3% October 2013:      27.7% Unemployment …

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Climbing in Greece: general unemployment at 27.8%, youth at 57.9%

Its not surprise, and some even will claim “it’s not a news worth reporting”… Unemployment in Greece hit another record in October 2013: it climbed to 27.8% from 27.7% in September 2013 and 26.01% in October 2012. In total 1,387,520 people are without a work. Unemployment among youth is at …

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Unemployment in Greece gallops as usual: 27.4% in Sept 2013

Each and every month unemployment in Greece breaks a new record. According to Greek Statistics Authority (ELSTAT), the general unemployment reached 27.4% in September while the rate for youth unemployment was 51.9%. In September 2012 unemployment was at 26%. In real life numbers these rates mean that 1,376,463 people are …

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Greeks cheer as PM Samaras announces: Free Wi-Fi for all

Greek Prime Minister has a dream. A vision on how to help young unemployed Greeks to deal with the debt crisis. With his powerful intuition to feel the pulse and read the most secret wish of jobless Greeks Antonis Samaras made a promise in public: to give the folk what belong to folk. …

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Eurostat: 6:10 young Greeks without job, Eurozone unemployment in new record 12.2%

YES! Greece of ‘success story’ tops again the Eurostat list on unemployment. Six out of ten Greeks below 25 years old are without work. Youth unemployment in Greece is at 57.3%, while the situation is equally bad in Spain with 56.5%. Within the eurozone countries the general unemployment has reached …

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Get a job via social media: Greek Twitter-user helps jobless via #aggeliesergasias

“My children are abroad, my sister’s children are abroad, some other nieces too.” The lady was talking to her walking companion. “Where did they do?” the other woman asked and the first answered “Oh, one is in Paris, one in New York, one in London, one in Sweden…” I didn’t …

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EU spends more in cows than in young jobless

The argument is not new. It was brought up by Peter Matjašic, president of the European Youth Forum last July, when European leaders were deciding on how to spend the money and what were the priorities of the next EU budget for 2014-2020. Peter Matjašic argued that the EU spent …

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27.6% Unemployment in Greece reaches new record; 55.1% among youth

I know. It’s not a news anymore. The fact that unemployment rises each and every month. It can be news though if the unemployment rises also in months were traditionally it was lower due to tourism season in summer months. Whether it’s worth reporting or not, unemployment reached 27.6% in …

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Greek Finance Ministry unveils draft budget 2014

Greek Finance Ministry unveiled the draft Budget 2014 on Monday. In the ambitious draft, Athens predicts recession at 4% from 4.6% originally foreseen. A much better figure when compared to 6.5% of 2012. Deputy finance Minister, Christos Staikouras who presented the draft budget, said that the primary surplus will be …

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