The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Greece rose slightly to 13.3 percent in October of 2021, from 13 percent in September, reflecting a 5,994 increase in the number of unemployed people to 617,511 and as the number of people outside the labour force went up by 39,166 to 3,208,499. At the same time, the number of employed decreased by 47,982 to 4,027,050. The jobless rate remained worst among people aged between 15 and 24 at 32.1 percent, although it was lower than 35.4 percent a year ago. source: National Statistical Service of Greece

Unemployment Rate in Greece averaged 16.24 percent from 1998 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 27.90 percent in July of 2013 and a record low of 7.30 percent in May of 2008. This page provides the latest reported value for - Greece Unemployment Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Greece Unemployment Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on January of 2022.

Unemployment Rate in Greece is expected to be 15.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Greece Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 14.20 percent in 2022 and 13.80 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Greece Unemployment Rate


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-11-17 10:00 AM Sep 13% 13.9% 14.1%
2021-12-15 10:00 AM Oct 13.3% 13% 13.2%
2022-01-19 10:00 AM Nov 13.3% 13.1%


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Unemployment Rate 13.30 13.00 percent Oct/21
Employed Persons 4067.90 4156.79 Thousand Oct/21
Unemployed Persons 619.20 585.84 Thousand Oct/21
Part Time Employment 335.30 319.30 Thousand Sep/21
Full Time Employment 3783.00 3595.90 Thousand Sep/21
Employment Rate 86.79 87.65 percent Oct/21
Job Vacancies 12181.00 6685.00 Jun/21
Labor Force Participation Rate 15.80 51.30 percent Sep/21

News Stream
Greek October Jobless Rate Edges Up to 13.3%
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Greece rose slightly to 13.3 percent in October of 2021, from 13 percent in September, reflecting a 5,994 increase in the number of unemployed people to 617,511 and as the number of people outside the labour force went up by 39,166 to 3,208,499. At the same time, the number of employed decreased by 47,982 to 4,027,050. The jobless rate remained worst among people aged between 15 and 24 at 32.1 percent, although it was lower than 35.4 percent a year ago.
2021-12-15
Greek Jobless Rate at Over 11-Year Low
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Greece fell to 13 percent in September of 2021, from 13.9 percent in the previous month. It was the lowest unemployment rate since August of 2010, reflecting a 45,571 reduction in the number of unemployed people to 609,501 and an addition of 8,177 people to the employed population, which totalled 4,081,787. At the same time, the number of people outside the labour force went up by 34,792 to 3,164,361. Still, the jobless rate remained worst among people aged between 15 and 24 at 28 percent. The government's draft 2022 budget projects the jobless rate will fall to 14.3 percent next year from 16 percent in 2021.
2021-11-17
Greece Jobless Rate at 11-Year Low
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Greece fell to 13.9 percent in August of 2021 from a downwardly revised 14.0 percent in the previous month. It was the lowest unemployment rate since September of 2010, reflecting a 1,035 reduction in the number of unemployed people to 655,644 and an addition of 50,927 people to the employed population, which totalled 4,070,814. At the same time, the number of people outside the labour force decreased by 52,503 to 3.131,793. Still, the jobless rate remained worst among people aged between 15 and 24 at 33.9 percent.
2021-10-13

Greece Unemployment Rate
In Greece, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force.