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Authorities on alert as dozens of youth on board of ferry with Covid-symptoms

Dozens of Covid-suspected cases on board of a commercial ferry set health authorities on alert late on Wednesday and had mobile teams of health organization EODY hastily being deployed in order to carry out Rapid tests to those disembarking. Ferry Super Express returned from the island of Ios to the …

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Unemployment rate in Greece falls to 16.9% in Q2 2019

Greek unemployment rate fell to 16.9 pct of the workforce in the second quarter of 2019, from 19.2 pct in the first quarter and 19 pct in the same period last year, the Greek Statistics Authority ELSTAT said on Thursday. According to the released report, the number of unemployed people …

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Unemployment in Greece falls to 17.2%, for youth still high with 33.8%

Greek unemployment rate fell to 17.2 pct in May from 19.4 pct in May 2018 and 17.4 pct in April this year, Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) said in a report on Thursday. The statistics service said that the number of unemployed totaled 815,166 in May, down 108,124 from May 2018 …

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Unemployment in Greece decreased to 18.1% but youth joblessness up to 40.4%

The rate of long-term unemployment in Greece has decreased to 12.5% of the unemployed workforce in the first quarter of 2019, when compared to 13.6.% in 2018 and 15.6% in 2017, the Bank of Greece said in its Monetary Policy Report on Monday. This development is important because, as the …

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Tsipras announces 10.9% increase of minimum wage, to €650 from €586

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced on Monday the much anticipated increase of minimum wage. During a cabinet meeting that was live broadcast, Tsipras said that the minimum wage will be increased from 586 euros gross to 650. He added that the sub-minimum wage for those up to 25 years old, …

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Greece’s Youth still champion in unemployment at 38.5% rate

German Chancellor Angela Merkel came for a two-day visit in Athens, just as the Greek Statistics Authority published the latest data on unemployment. Unemployment rate in October 2018 was 18.6 percent. “Great!” Merkel may have thought as she stepped Greek soil. “A year before, in October 2017, the rate was …

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Unemployment in Greece falls to 18.9% in August, remains high for youth

Unemployment in Greece feel below 19 percent to 18.9% in August, supported by strong tourism trends, Greek Statistics Authority ELSTAT said on Thursday. In comparison, unemployment was at 19.1% in July this year and 20.8%t in August 2017. The statistics service, in a monthly report, said the number of unemployed …

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Youth unemployment in Greece falls below 40% for the first time in years

For the first time in years, youth unemployment fell below 40 percent, the Greek Statistics Authority ELSTAT said on Thursday. In its monthly report, ELSTAT said that unemployment rate among young people aged up to 24 years old fell to 39.1 percent in June 2018. One should note that the …

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