Greek Unemployment Rate at 15.9% in February

ATHENS — The Greek unemployment rate was 15.9 pct in February, from 15.7 pct in February 2020 and 16.1 pct in January 2021, Hellenic Statistical Authority said on Friday. The statistics service, in a report, said the number of unemployed people totaled l,700,842 in February, while the number of employed people was 3,707,704, down 188,706 from February 2020 (-4.8 pct). The number of people outside the country's workforce was 3,465,570 in February, up 5.5 pct from February last year.

The unemployment rate among men was 13.5 pct in February (12.8 pct in February 2020), while among women it was 19 pct (19.3 pct in 2020). The 15-24 age group recorded the biggest percentage unemployment rate at 37.3 pct in February, (36.7 pct in February 2020), followed by the 25-74 age group (14.9 pct from 14.7 pct).


ATHENS - Finance Minister Christos Staikouras described the first Post-Programme Surveillance Report on Greece, published on Tuesday by the European Commission, as a "milestone report" since it officially inaugurates a new chapter for the country and its return to European normality.

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A frigid November  20th Sunday was a Greek derby day with the NY Pancyprian Freedoms playing the NY Greek Americans in the Metropolitan division of the Eastern Premier Soccer League  (EPSL) and in the Over 30 division of the  Long Island Soccer Football League (LISFL).

After a late goal from Asteras Tripolis New York, the Hellenic-American soccer team ended its fall regular season in a 2-2 draw against historic Cosma Damiano at College Point Field on last Sunday evening.

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