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Greece moves forward: Employment on the rise

Employment was on the rise in the month of April, Greek Labor Ministry said on Wednesday. According to the data released, almost 30,000 people were hired – even though mostly temporary workers in the tourism industry. Data collected through the ministry’s Ergani database system showed 29,298 more people were hired …

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Why jobless Greeks do not go strawberry picking?

There has been lots of discussions in my environment about why jobless Greeks do not go strawberry picking. Of course, it’s not only strawberries growing in Manolada, Peloponnese. It’s the peaches in Naousa, Macedonia or the apples in Zagora, Pilio just to mention a few of the agricultural products flourishing in Greece. But …

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German FinMin Schaeuble: Greece proved bailout program working, unemployment goes down

He must have a weird sense of humour. German finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble sees nothing but effectiveness in the bailout program for Greece. In the country of 1,3 million jobless and 6%-7% recession. “The policy of the euro rescue works and Greece is an example for this,”  Schaeuble told German magazine …

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27.2% Greece’s unemployment in new high; 59.3% among youth; 1.3mn people without work

A new high has been recorded in January 2013 with unemployment reaching 27.2%; among youth aged 15-24, the dramatic record is 59.3%. The total number of people without work is shocking 1,348,742. The data that makes one dive in depression was released on Thursday by the Greek Statistics Authority. In …

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More than 150,000 Greek graduates moved to 70 countries in past 5 years

More than 150,000 Greek graduates are estimated to have moved to more than 70 countries in the past five years in order to find work, a conference organized by the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki heard on Wednesday. According to data drawn from a recent study by economic geography professor …

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Greece’s unemployment: 26% in 4Q 2012; at least 1.3 Million without job

Steadily high is the unemployment rate in Greece with at least 1,295,535 people without work. According to latest data released by the Greek Statistic Authority for the fourth quarter of 2012,  -Unemployment rate is at  26 percent. -Unemployment among youth 15-24 years old is at 57.8 percent. The number of …

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Greek unemployment: 106K CVs for 20 job vacancies

More than 106,000 CVs have been saved on the data base of a supermarket chain, while the management does not expect to offer more than 20 job vacancies during the next months. This reality captures the agony of thousands of young people trying to get a job. Any job. Irrespectively of education and skills …

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Greek PM: “All together we can” – or not…

“With teamwork, all together will win!.I believe in the will power and the decency of Greeks in these difficult hours. The government will fight day and night to lift up our country and enter a path of development while ensuring the social cohesion that has been injured as expected. Top priority …

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Greece Unemployment: 27% (61.7% among youth), 1.35 million without job

Unemployment in Greece broke all previous records: it reached 27% leaving at total of 1,350,181 people without job or income. Shocking is the unemployment among youth 15-24 years old with 61.7%. According to Greek Statistics Authority ELSTAT, unemployment skyrocketed to 27% in November 2012 when compared to 20.8% in November 2011 …

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Greece (26.8%/57.6%) & Spain (26.1%/55.6%) lead in unemploymnet across EU

With 26.8% Greece has the highest unemployment among the 27 member states of the European Union, according to latest data released by Eurostat on Friday. At the same time, unemployment among youth below 25 years old tops the EU list with 57.6%, when the average across Europe is at 23.4%. …

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1,3 Million Greeks without job as unemployment hits new record: 26.8% in Oct 2012

Every month I write the same title to posts referring to unemployment in Greece. According to Greek Statistics Authority (ELSTAT) data released today, unemployment reached 26.8% in October with the number of people without job being 1,345,715. More than 36,000 people lost their job within one month. In comparison unemployment …

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EUROSTAT: Greece (26%) and Spain (26.6%) compete in unemployment rates

 Unemployment in Greece broke a new record in September 2012 as it climbed to 26%, according to EUROSTAT data released on Tuesday. It is 7.1% higher when compared to September 2011. Spain leads in unemployment among the EU members-countries with 26.6% for the same month. According to Eurostat data, Greece …

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