Greece: Unemployment rose to 17% in April

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The unemployment rate for April rose to 17%, according to data from the Hellenic Statistical Authority.

In particular, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in April 2021 amounted to 17.0% compared to the downwardly corrected 15.9% in April 2020 and the upwardly corrected 16.8% in March 2021.

Employees amounted to 3,714,575 people, recording a decrease of 154,202 people compared to April 2020 (-4.0%) and an increase of 38,683 people compared to March 2021 (+ 1.1%).

The unemployed amounted to 762,553 people, recording an increase of 31,202 people compared to April 2020 (+ 4.3%) and 21,990 people compared to March 2021 (+ 3.0%).

The number of people not included in the workforce, or "people outside the workforce", ie people who are not working or looking for work, amounted to 3,391,650.

This is an increase of 92,205 people compared to April 2020 (+ 2, 8%) and a decrease of 63,733 people compared to March 2021 (-1.8%).

READ MORE: Greek economy to grow by 4.3% in 2021 and 6% in 2022, European Commission says.

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