Unemployment at 13.9pct in Nov.

Unemployment in Greece was running at 13.9 percent in November 2010, according to figures released by the independent Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) on Thursday.

According to ELSTAT's Labor Force Survey, the unemployment rate in November 2010 was 13.9% compared to 10.6% in November 2009 and 13.5% in October 2010.

The number of employed amounted to 4,307,054 persons while the number of unemployed amounted to 692,577 and the number of inactive to 4,320,927.

The number of employed decreased by 157,176 persons compared with November 2009 (a 3.5% rate of decrease) and by 62,489 persons compared with October 2010 (a 1.4% rate of decrease).

Unemployed increased by 160,624 persons (a 30.2% rate of increase) compared with November 2009 and by 8,530 persons compared with October 2010 (a 1.2% rate of increase).

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