WHOA! Greek Unemploment Soars By 1.5% In One Month, Hits Record 27.2%Submitted by emalvini on Fri, 04/12/2013 - 10:35
WHOA! Greek Unemploment Soars By 1.5% In One Month, Hits Record 27.2%
Submitted by Tyler Durden | 04/11/2013 | 08:13 -0400
BLSBureau of Labor StatisticsGreeceUnemployment
There was much hope in the feudal states of Europe that the monthly December drop in Greek unemployment - the first in years - was the beginning of the end for local misery. Alas, it appears the Greek statistics office leaarned a thing or two from the BLS and it was all seasonal adjustments. As reported earlier today, things just got much worse again, with January unemployment surging by 1.5% in one month to a new all time record high 27.2%. More importantly, the number of employed people in Greece, which dropped to a new record low of 3.617,771 compared to 3,888,400 a year ago (and down 11,653 from December), is now nearly as much as the entire inactive population at 3,346,423 and far below the ranks of the unemployed (1,348,694 - an all time high as well) and inactive.
See graph below