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Greek Children Ask Santa to Bring Jobs to Their Parents

Amidst the debt crisis plaguing Greece, children are no longer asking Santa Claus for the regular and common gifts of past Christmas holidays. The letters collected in the red boxes of the Hellenic Post around Greece are the children’s wish...

More and More Greeks Seek Job Positions in Cyprus

The protracted global economic crisis has seen record unemployment levels in Cyprus, but more so in Greece, leading more and more Greek nationals to sail East seeking jobs on the island. Even though unemployment in Cyprus is high, particularly among...

Greek Jobless Rate Hits 18.4% as Economy Tanks

ATHENS – As Greece waited on a new coalition government needed to keep international loans coming and prevent the country’s bankruptcy, the austerity measures that go along with them have driven the unemployment rate to 18.4%. That came as hundreds...

Greek Unemployment Hits 17.6% – and Climbing

Despite 18 months of pay cuts, wage hikes, and slashed pensions, a $157 billion bailout – and now forgiveness of half of its new debt – Greece’s unemployment rate has reached 17.6 percent, the second highest in the European...

Official Jobless Rate Rises to 16.5 Percent in July

The unemployment rate in recession-mired Greece rose to 16.5 percent in July, a 0.5-point increase from a month earlier, the national statistics office said on Tuesday. As the government prepared to adopt another round of austerity measures under pressure from...

Greece Records Largest Increase in Suicide Rates

Greece records the biggest rise in suicide attempts throughout Europe, said Mrs. Bekiari, member of NGO “Klimaka” during her interview to SKAI Radio. As pointed out by Mrs. Bekiari, 25% of the attempted suicides during the last year were ascribed...

Greece Has Second Highest Unemployment Rate in Eurozone

According to evidence published by Eurostat in June, Greece has the second highest rate of unemployment in the Eurozone. Among the 27 EU member countries, the unemployment rate has reached an average of 9,4 % to 9,9% in the Eurozone....