ECONOMY

Number of Greeks registered as unemployed rose 4pct to 1.02mln in January

Greece’s unemployment bureau said on Monday that the number of Greeks registered with the organization as being in search of work rose slightly in January to just over 1 million.

The OAED Manpower Organization said that a total of 1,025,954 Greeks were registered with the agency in January, a 4.04 percent rise on the previous month.

A total of 64 percent of those looking for work were in the 30-54 age group.

OAED said there were 53,515 job announcements in January, which was 8.12 percent up on December but 22.02.

OAED said 27,469 firings were registered in January, which was 21 percent up on the previous month but 3.84 percent down on January 2012.