Greek unemployment dips to 26.8 pct in March

Greece’s unemployment rate eased slightly to 26.8 percent in March from an upwardly revised 26.9 percent in the previous month, the country’s statistics agency ELSTAT said on Thursday.

The reading, more than twice the euro zone’s average of 11.7 percent in April and still hovering near record highs, reflects the impact of Greece’s six-year, austerity-fuelled recession. [Reuters]