Greece: Registered Unemployment Unchanged in March

ATHENS — Registered unemployment remained unchanged but the number of people receiving unemployment benefit grew by 39.14 pct in March, the Greek labour employment office OAED said in a report on Tuesday.

The report said that the number of registered unemployed people totaled 1,131,228 people in March, while the number of people receiving unemployment benefits grew 39.14 pct to 256,367 in the month. The number of registered unemployed seeking jobs was 1,086,533 in March, of which 572,645 (52.70 pct) were long-term unemployed. Men accounted for 397,113 (36.55 pct) and women 689,420 (63.45 pct).

Registered unemployed people not seeking jobs totaled 44,695 in March, of which 13,924 (31.15 pct) men and 30,771 (68.85 pct) women. The number of people receiving unemployment benefits totaled 256,367 in March.


The continuation of the pandemic continues to raise hurdles in forecasting the short-term trend of the country's Gross Domestic Product, but based on available data the Greek GDP is expected to rise by 5,2% in the first half of 2022 (7% in the first quarter and 3.

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