ECONOMY

Jobless rate falls in Q3

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Part-time work helped reduce the jobless rate in the third quarter to 24 percent, from 24.6 percent in Q2 and 25.5 percent last year, the Hellenic Statistical Authority said on Thursday.

Of the unemployed currently seeking work, 12 percent are only looking for full-time employment, 5.6 percent only want to work part-time, and 82.4 percent would be happy to find a part-time or full-time job.

Employment grew 1.3 percent from Q2 to 3,671,096 people, while the number of unemployed people went down by 1.7 percent to 1,160,522.