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Greece — Unemployment rises to 12.1% in February 2010

14 May 2010

The latest Labour Force Survey published last night by the Hellenic Statistical Authority shows that the unemployment rate in February 2010 was 12.1% compared to 9.1% in February 2009 and 11.3% in January 2010.

The number of employed individuals amounted to 4,404,051 while the number of unemployed amounted to 605,277 and the number of inactive to 4,282,874.

The number of employed decreased by -83,439 persons compared to February 2009 (a -1.9% rate of decrease) and by -41,692 persons compared to January 2010 (a -0.9% rate of decrease).

The number of unemployed increased by +154,280 persons (a +34.2% rate of increase) compared to February 2009 and by +38,145 persons compared to January 2010 (a +6.7% rate of increase).

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