ECONOMY

Greek unemployment rate reached 26.4 pct in December

Greece’s unemployment rate in December 2012 reached 26.4 percent, according to data published by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).

December’s jobless figures represent a 5-percentage point rise from a year earlier and a 0.2 percent drop from November 2012.

The number of employed people increased by some 40,000 between November and December last year.

The total number of employed amounted to 3,679,074 people, the unemployed came to 1,321,236. The number of inactive people stood at 3,341,863.