Greece: Registered Unemployment up 12.83% in September

October 21, 2020

ATHENS — Registered unemployment totaled 1,030,411 in September, up 5.48 pct compared with August and up 12.83 pct in comparison with September 2019, the Manpower Employment Organization (OAED) said in a report on Tuesday.

More specifically, OAED said the number of unemployed people seeking job totaled 970,895 in September, of whom 527,156 were long-term unemployed. Registered unemployment among men was 35.86 pct while among women 64.14 pct. The number of registered unemployed not seeking jobs was 51,516 in September, of whom 31.97 pct were men and 68.03 pct women.

The number of people receiving unemployment benefits totaled 161,270 in September.



ATHENS - The process to get high speed trains operating from Athens to Greece's second-largest city of Thessaloniki, a key northern port, is taking even longer than the train now takes to get between them.

Top Stories


ANKARA - Turkey's swiveling between offering diplomacy or gunboats and demands that Greece take troops off its islands near Turkey's coast is roiling the waters between the countries and plans to hunt for energy.

United States

NEW YORK – Grammy-nominated artist Eric Alexandrakis announced his latest release due out on February 1, titled Good Girls Never Waltz With Me, another new genre-bending addition to his critically acclaimed TERRA series of releases.

General News

ATHENS – Five members of the World Hellenic Interparliamentary Association (WHIA), with Rhode Island State Senator Leonidas Raptakis as head of the group, visited Evros on January 12-13.


Despite Huge Volcano Blast, Tonga Avoids Widespread Disaster

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — The blast from the volcano could be heard in Alaska, and the waves crossed the ocean to cause an oil spill and two drownings in Peru.