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ELSTAT: The Crisis Greatly Affected Men's Job Opportunities

unemploymentEven though more men were fired after the economic crisis hit Greece, women continue to be the weaker sex in regards to the labor market, as the rate of unemployment in women is still higher.
Data released by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT), show that from 2008 to 2015 the employment rate for men fell from 80.4% to 62.9% (17.5%) and the employment rate of women decreased from 52.5% to 43.3% (down 9.2%).
Therefore, it appears that while the gap between men and women in regards to employment is slowly closing from 27.9% to 19.6%, the employment rate for women remains lower than that of men.
It is significant that according to the unemployment figures for the first quarter 2015, female unemployment rate in Greece was 30.6% and the male unemployment rate was 23.5%.
According to the General Secretariat for Gender Equality, since 2008 the country’s citizens have been experiencing the effects of the financial crisis and the adoption of harsh and inhumane austerity measures.
As a result of these measures, there is a tendency for equalization of employment rates between men and women, but the rates continue to follow their downward spiral.

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