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.
The unemployment rate adjusted for seasonality has gone up to 3.9 pct in July 2019, an increase of 0.1 percentage points as compared to the previous month (3.8 pct), according to the data published on Friday by the National Institute for Statistics.
The industry did not recover in July after the powerful crash in June, the Romanian Industry Barometer shows, mentioning that in the summer crashes in industry are hard to recoup, especially when the global context is difficult. "Seasonality partially explains the poor activity.
The number of officially unemployed people in Greece increased by 31,389 in July, interrupting a downward trend, the state employment agency OAED announced Tuesday.
This brings the number of registered unemployed to 970,201, of whom 534,528 or 55.09 percent are long-term, that is they have been jobless for at least a year.