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Unemployment in Greece still far higher than EU average

ROULA SALOUROU

TAGS: Economy

Greece remains far from the mean unemployment rates of the European Union and the eurozone, as according to Eurostat figures it had a jobless rate of 18.5 percent in February – down from 18.6 percent in January – against 6.4 percent in the EU and 7.6 percent in the eurozone.

Spain is a distant second with 13.8 percent unemployment.

In Greece the number of people officially without a job amounted to 872,000, with the rate among men coming to 14.8 percent and that among women to 23.3 percent.

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