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Greece official unemployment rate rises to 24.8%

Published on Dec 13, 2012 11:07 PM
 

ATHENS (AFP) - Greece's unemployment rate rose to 24.8 per cent in the third quarter from 23.6 per cent in the previous three month period, the ASE national statistics agency said Thursday.

Over three-fifths, or 62.6 per cent of the jobless were long-term unemployed, having been out of work for more than a year.

In the third quarter of last year the unemployment rate was 17.7 per cent.

Greek unemployment has more than doubled since the start of the debt crisis in 2010.