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Jobless rate drops to 16.9 pct in July

Greece's unemployment rate fell to 16.9 percent in July from a revised 17.1 percent in the previous month, data from the country's statistics service ELSTAT showed on Thursday.
Seasonally adjusted data showed the number of unemployed at 797,218 people, with young people aged up to 24 being the largest demographic of people out of work.

142,000 Unemployed in the Second Quarter of 2019

In the second quarter of 2019, the total number of employed people aged 15 and over is 3 262.8 thousand, of which 1 733.2 thousand men and 1 529.7 thousand women. The relative share of employed persons in the population aged 15 and over is 54.7%, with a share of 60.5% for men and 49.2% for women, the NSI reported.

Unemployment rate drops to 3.8 pct in Q2 2019, with highest level in youths

The unemployment rate dropped to 3.8 pct in Q2 of this year and the highest level, 15 pct, was recorded among youths aged 15 to 24, according to data of the National Institute of Statistics published on Thursday. As compared to the previous quarter, the unemployment rate dropped by 0.3 percentage points in the April-June period.

National Employment Agency: The Unemployment Rate in Bulgaria Remains at Record Low Level

In August 2019 Bulgaria's unemployment was at 5.3% and remains unchanged as compared to the previous month, this country's National Employment Agency announced. Unemployment fell with 0.3 percentage points on an annual basis, BNR reported.

Jobless rate drops to 16.9 pct in second quarter

Greece's jobless rate fell to 16.9 percent percent in April-to-June from 19.2 percent in the first quarter, data by the country's statistics service ELSTAT showed on Thursday.
About 70.8 percent percent of Greece's 805,047 jobless are long-term unemployed, meaning they have been out of work for at least 12 months, the figures showed.

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