Fresh in­crease in reg­is­tered un­em­ployed

Kathimerini English - - Focus -

The num­ber of peo­ple reg­is­tered as un­em­ployed at Greece’s Man­power Or­ga­ni­za­tion (OAED) rose by about 6,000 in Fe­bru­ary to al­most 1.1 mil­lion at the end of the month, a dra­matic rate which is ex­pected to con­tinue un­til at least the end of 2017. This trend cor­re­sponds with the rise seen in the quar­terly job­less rate late last year.

The sum of OAED-reg­is­tered un­em­ployed who are seek­ing work amounted to 936,110 peo­ple, with more than half of them (503,431 peo­ple or 53.78 per­cent) hav­ing been reg­is­tered for at least 12 months. There is a sig­nif­i­cant dif­fer­ence be­tween men and women, as they break down into 576,491 women (61.58 per­cent) and 359,619 men (38.42 per­cent).

An­other 159,756 peo­ple were reg­is­tered who are not seek­ing work, of whom 32,897 or 20.59 per­cent had been on the reg­is­ter for at least a year.

The num­ber of un­em­ploy­ment ben­e­fit re­cip­i­ents came to 178,105 peo­ple last month, of whom 73,205 (41.1 per­cent) were sea­sonal work­ers in the tourism in­dus­try.

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