The number of persons employed in retail trade decreased by 9.9 percent in the fourth quarter of 2010 compared with the corresponding quarter in 2009, according to figures released by the independent Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) on Tuesday.

More specifically, the Index of Number of Persons Employed in Retail Trade (including the persons employed in the automotive fuel sector) in the 4th quarter 2010, compared with the 4th quarter 2009 decreased by 9.9%. The index in the 4th quarter 2009 recorded an increase of 1.8 % compared with the 4th quarter 2008.