Un­em­ployed in­creased by 2 pct in July

Kathimerini English - - Front Page - ROULA SALOUROU

A 2 per­cent in­crease was recorded in un­em­ploy­ment regis­tra­tions for July com­pared to the pre­vi­ous month by the Greek Man­power Em­ploy­ment Or­ga­ni­za­tion (OAED). The to­tal num­ber of peo­ple out of work num­bered 952,550.

As demon­strated by the Er­gani data­base, which records em­ploy­ment flows, the im­po­si­tion of cap­i­tal con­trols proved detri­men­tal to the bal­ance of the Greek la­bor mar­ket in pre­vi­ous months.

From June to July, amid the sum­mer tourist sea­son, OAED added another 19,090 job­less in­di­vid­u­als to its fig­ures. Only 10 per­cent of those reg­is­tered re­ceive OAED’s un­em­ploy­ment ben­e­fits.

Of the reg­is­tered job­less in July, 56.29 per­cent were long-term un­em­ployed, mean­ing they had been out of work for longer than 12 months. Of those claim­ing un­em­ploy­ment ben­e­fits, more than half are aged be­tween 30 and 44 years. The ma­jor­ity of the un­em­ployed also come from this age group. Next is the 45-54 age cat­e­gory.

The fig­ures show women are more likely than men to be un­em­ployed. Those with a de­gree or grad­u­ates of higher ed­u­ca­tion made up 19.82 per­cent of the job­less.

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