Re­veal­ing fig­ures

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The find­ings of a re­cent study by the Foun­da­tion for Eco­nomic and In­dus­trial Re­search (IOBE) on the sit­u­a­tion of univer­sity grad­u­ates in Greece are de­press­ing to say the least and am­ple ex­pla­na­tion for the brain drain the coun­try is ex­pe­ri­enc­ing. The study found that 36 per­cent of peo­ple who re­ceived their de­grees after 2011 are cur­rently un­em­ployed and 57 per­cent are earn­ing salaries rang­ing be­tween 400 and 800 eu­ros a month. Over­all, the per­cent­age of univer­sity or col­lege grad­u­ates who have jobs is the low­est in the Euro­pean Union at 65 per­cent, and this is ter­ri­ble. This per­cent­age also dou­bled in 2016 com­pared with 2011. Given these facts, it should come as no sur­prise that so many ed­u­cated Greeks have cho­sen to leave the coun­try and try their luck else­where.

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