Greek unemployment unchanged at 16.7 pct in June, Eurostat

Greek unemployment rate totaled 16.7 pct of the workforce in June, unchanged from May, Eurostat said on Friday. The EU executive’s statistics agency, in a report, said average unemployment in the Eurozone was 10 pct in August, unchanged from the previous month, as well as the unemployment rate in the EU-27 (10 pct).
Unemployment among men was 14 pct, among women 20.3 pct and among young people aged below 25 years it was 42.9 pct. Austria (3.7 pct), Holland (4.4 pct) recorded the best performance, while Spain (21.2 pct) and Greece (16.7 pct) the worse performance.

The number of unemployed people totaled 22.785 million in the EU-27 in August, of which 15.739 million in the Eurozone. The number of unemployed people fell by 300,000 in the 12-month period from August 2010 to August 2011.

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