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The jobless rate fell to 25.9% in August from a downwardly revised 26.1% the previous month, as the country’s six-year recession eases, the statistics agency ELSTAT said.
August’s reading was the lowest in two years when unemployment stood at 25.5%, while the high mark was in September 2013, at 28%.
Greece’s unemployment is coming down from record highs as the economy stabilises after a severe recession but remained at more than double the euro zone average of 11.5% in August. National output is projected to emerge from recession and expand by 0.6% this year, resulting in higher employment rates.