Wednesday September 17, 2014 Search
Weather | Athens
28o C
21o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
Unemployment reined in during the tourism season

 Jobs increased by 3,700 in third quarter from April-June period

By Christina Kopsini

It seems that the unemployment rate in Greece is finally being reined in, as the third quarter of the year – most of the tourism season – saw the share of people without jobs in the country decline by 0.4 percent compared to the second quarter, according to Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) data that are not seasonally adjusted.

The work force survey figures, which were released on Thursday, show that employment decreased at a slower rate and the annual increase in the jobless rate eased. In Q3 the number of jobs declined by 103,100 or 2.8 percent from Q2 of 2012, and the unemployment rate grew 9.3 percent. Compared with the second quarter of this year, the number of jobs increased 3,700 in the July-September period.

The ELSTAT report puts the number of jobs at the end of September at 3,635,905, which was 0.1 percent higher than at end-June. The unemployed numbered 1,345,387, for a 27 percent general rate. The data also reveal a significant increase in the percentage of long-term unemployed – those without a job for at least 12 months. They constitute 71 percent of all the registered jobless.

Notably, the sector of “public administration and defense” showed a yearly increase of 6,000 jobs. This number could be explained either by the fact that certain departments did not officially report movement of staff in the mobility scheme or because staff hired on fixed-term contracts were taken into account. On the other hand, jobs in education decreased by over 10,000 within a year, falling from 287,600 in 2012 to 276,500 this year.

A remarkable trend that emerges from the third-quarter figures is the increase in employment in the primary sector, while the decline in construction jobs continued unabated.

Youth unemployment (including those aged up to 24 years) climbed from 56.6 percent in the third quarter of 2012 to 57.2 percent this year, while the biggest increase was recorded in the 25-29 age group, where the jobless climbed from 38 percent last year to 43.8 percent this summer, according to ELSTAT’s figures.

ekathimerini.com , Thursday December 19, 2013 (22:19)  
Sports events extend season of tourism
Gov’t to ask for subsidy return
Shipping sector concentrates but still expands despite crisis
First step toward transformation of Athenian Riviera
Pensions audit draws money, finds major fraud
A review of all the pensions being issued by the Greek state which started two years ago in a bid to weed out false claims has resulted in savings of 42.2 million euros, Alternate Finance Mi...
Athens dismisses Davutoglu´s invitation to tea on Cyprus
Turkey’s new Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu visited the occupied part of Cyprus on Tuesday and suggested that Greek Premier Antonis Samaras should join him there for peace talks but Athens d...
Inside News
SOCCER
Mitroglou seals Olympiakos´s 3-2 triumph over Atletico
Costas Mitroglou returned to scoring after 10 long months to seal a famous victory for Olympiakos in the Champions League as the Greek champion defeated visiting Atletico Madrid 3-2 on Tuesd...
SOCCER
Olympiakos, Atletico gear up for Champions League opener
A rousing 2-1 La Liga victory at Real Madrid on Saturday may suggest otherwise, but Atletico Madrid is still rebuilding after losing several key players in the close season, coach Diego Sime...
Inside Sports
FOCUS
Democracy´s many guises and challenges
The wilting Arab Spring, conflict in Ukraine, slaughter in Iraq and Syria, citizens not trusting their governments and Europeans losing their enthusiasm for the Union – most places you look ...
COMMENTARY
Lessons not learned
One year since the assassination of rapper Pavlos Fyssas by a member of Golden Dawn in Keratsini, southwestern Athens, we now know a lot more about the activity of the neo-Nazi party’s hit s...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
 RECENT NEWS
1. Mitroglou seals Olympiakos´s 3-2 triumph over Atletico
2. Sports events extend season of tourism
3. Gov’t to ask for subsidy return
4. Shipping sector concentrates but still expands despite crisis
5. First step toward transformation of Athenian Riviera
6. Pensions audit draws money, finds major fraud
more news
Today
This Week
1. Greece at bottom of social justice scale among EU28
2. Lessons not learned
3. Golden Dawn candidate found guilty of inciting racist violence
4. Promises, promises
5. Thessaloniki woman arrested for cashing in dead aunt's pension
6. PM to inaugurate new surgery wing at Evangelismos Hospital
Today
This Week
1. Greece on standby
2. A Greek God
3. Avramopoulos appointed Commissioner for Migration and Home Affairs
4. Central Athens traffic restrictions back in force on Monday
5. Pavlos Fyssas murder trial expected to start before the end of the year
6. EU bank tests may miss trillion dollar risk, study finds
   Find us ...
  ... on
Twitter
     ... on Facebook   
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright © 2014, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.