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Nine in 10 jobless Greeks receive no unemployment benefit

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Nine in 10 jobless Greeks do not receive unemployment benefits, according to a study by the country’s statistical authority (ELSTAT) and the Labor Institute of the General Confederation of Greek Labor (INE/GSEE).

The same study found that nearly 74 percent of the unemployed population have been without work for more than 12 months.

Meanwhile, there are 350,000 families without a single employed person, while about 300,000 high-skilled workers have left the country in the past six years in search of better prospects, the study showed.

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