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Greece has second-highest jobless rate in EU in Oct - Eurostat

Author Vasil Kolchev
Greece has second-highest jobless rate in EU in Oct - Eurostat License: CC0 Creative Commons

SOFIA (Bulgaria), December 2 (SeeNews) - Greece recorded the second-highest jobless rate among all member states of the EU for a fourth straight month in October, Eurostat said on Thursday.

Greece's unemployment rate was 12.9% in October, behind Spain's 14.5%, the EU's statistical office said in a statement

Greece had the second-highest jobless rate in the EU in July, August and September - 14.1%, 13.8% and 13.1% respectively.

However, Greece also recorded the EU's biggest year-on-year drop in jobless rate in October, by 3.5%.

Among the other EU countries in Southeast Europe (SEE), only Croatia's jobless rate of 7% was above the Union's average for October of 6.7%.

Slovenia again had the lowest unemployment rate among EU member states in SEE in October, at 4.8%.

Details on the jobless rate of the EU member states in SEE in October 2021 follow (in pct):

Unemployment Youth unemployment
Bulgaria 5.3 16.4
Croatia 7.0 n/a
Greece 12.9 33.2
Romania 5.3 n/a
Slovenia 4.8 n/a
EU average 6.7 15.9

source: Eurostat