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Greek Unemployment Falls to 17.6 Percent in April, Lowest Since 2011

The Greek unemployment rate fell to 17.6 per cent of the workforce in April 2019 from 18.2 per cent in March and 19.8 pct in April last year, the Greek Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) said in a report on Thursday. This...

Food in Greece 5% More Expensive Than EU Average in 2018

According to the latest data for 2018 released recently by Eurostat, food in Greece is five percent more expensive than the average prices across the EU. In its report, Eurostat also notes that the average disposable income of Greek households...

Report Says Most Greeks Haven't Seen a Doctor in a Year

According to data from the year 2017, which was published by Eurostat on Monday, Greek citizens are the least likely to visit a doctor of all the citizens from all 28 nations of the European Union. Eurostat, which is the...

Greek Inflation Rises by One Percent in November

Inflation, or the adjusted index of consumer prices, showed an increase of 1.1 percent in November over levels of a year ago, according to Greek Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) data  published on Monday. The average annual inflation rate for the period...

One in Three Greeks Lives In Danger of Poverty, Data Show

34.8 percent of Greeks live in poverty or in danger of poverty, according to data revealed by the European Statistics Authority, Eurostat. More specifically, 20.1 percent of Greeks live in conditions of poverty and social exclusion, with 14.6 percent of the...

Prosecutor Seeks Guilty Verdict for Former ELSTAT Chief Andreas Georgiou

The prosecutor at an Athens Appeals Court has demanded a guilty verdict for the former head of Greece’s statistical authority (ELSTAT) Andreas Georgiou on breach of duty charges. The charges relate to Georgiou's parallel employment for a few months (from...

Greek Prosecutor Reopens Case Against Ex-Statistics Chief

The case of Andreas Georgiou, the former head of Greece’s statistical service (ELSTAT), will be re-opened despite the fact that it has been twice dismissed by an Appeals Court. On Wednesday, Supreme Court Prosecutor Xeni Dimitriou ordered the reopening of...

Greek Economy Grows 1.5% in 3rd Quarter

The Greek economy grew 1.5 percent in the third quarter of 2016, laying the foundations for its return to positive growth rates in 2017. The Hellenic Statistical Authority, in a report released on Monday, said the country's Gross Domestic Product...

ELSTAT: Household Budgets Dropped a Little Bit More Last Year

The Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) announced the results of the Household Budget Survey (HBS) conducted in 2015. The survey, presented on Wednesday, was conducted on a sample of 6,150 private households throughout the country. A change in the average household consumption...

Eurostat: Greece Is the Steady Unemployment Champ of the European Union

Europe's statistical service Eurostat reports that Greece has the highest rate of unemployment in the European Union with 23.6 percent unemployment in May 2016, holding a steady lead ahead of Spain that came second with 19.6 percent unemployment. Croatia...