Greek Registered Unemployment up in March

April 16, 2020

ATHENS – Registered unemployment rose 5.14 pct in March to 1,131,646 unemployed people, from 1,076,339 in March last year, the Greek Manpower Employment Organisation (OAED) said in a report on Thursday.

More specifically, the number of unemployed people seeking jobs in March totaled 1,071,409, of which 48.15 pct were long-term unemployed (more than 12 months). Men totaled 397,228 (37.08 pct) and women 674,181 (62.92 pct).

The number of unemployed people not seeking job totaled 60,237, while the number of unemployed people receiving unemployment benefit totaled 184,252.


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