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Greek Unemployment Rate Falls to 24% in December

Greek unemployment rate fell to 24 pct of the workforce in December 2015, from 25.9 pct in December 2014, down from a revised figure of 24.4 pct in November 2015, Hellenic Statistical Authority said on Thursday.
The statistics service, in a report, said that the number of unemployed people totaled 1,149,716 in December, down 86,854 compared with December 2014 (a decline of 7.0 pct) and down 19,365 or 1.7 pct compared with November 2015.
The number of employed people was 3,649,367, up 113,285 compared with December 2014 (up 3.2 pct) and up 18,727 compared with November 2015 (up 0.5 pct).
The unemployment rate among women was 28.3 pct in December 2015, from 29.6 pct in December 2014 while unemployment among men fell to 20.5 pct from 23 pct over the same period, respectively.
The unemployment rate in the 15-24 age group fell to 48.9 pct in December from 51.2 pct in December 2014, in the 25-34 age group it fell to 30.1 pct from 33.8 pct, in the 35-44 age group it eased to 20.4 pct from 22.8 pct, in the 45-54 age group it fell to 19.7 pct from 20.7 pct, in the 55-64 age group it rose to 18.1 pct from 16.7 pct and in the 65-74 age group it fell to 9.7 pct from 12.2 pct.
(Source: ANA MPA)

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