Unemployment down 5.36% in October compared to previous period

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Registered unemployment totaled 987,763 people in October, up 4.27% from September, but down 5.36% compared with October 2020, Hellenic Workforce Employment Authority said on Friday.

More specifically, the number of unemployed people seeking job totaled 976,699 in October, of which 575,801 (58.95%) were long-tern unemployed.

The percentage of unemployed men was 35.01% and women 64.99%.

The number of unemployed people not seeking job was 11,064, while the number of people receiving unemployment benefit was 104,184 in October, of which 42,158 men and 62,026 women.

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