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Greek unemployment rose to new record of 27.2 pct in Jan

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Greek unemployment rate rose to another record in January, totaling 27.2 pct of the country's workforce, or 1,348,742 unemployed, Hellenic Statistical Authority said on Thursday.

The statistics service, in a report, said that a total of 806,803 people were added in the unemployment list since 2010 when the first memorandum was signed. Unemployment hit mostly young people, aged 15-24 (59.3 pct) and women (31.4 pct).

The unemployment rate was 21.5 pct in January 2012 and 25.7 pct in December 2012. The number of unemployed people totaled 1,348,742, up 281,048 from January 2012 (26.3 pct) and up by 95,709 compared with December 2012 (7.6 pct).

The number of employed people totaled 3,617,771 in the country, down 270,629 compared with January last year (-7.0 pct) and down by 11,653 compared with December 2012 (-0.3 pct).
The economically non-active population totaled 3,346,423.

Source: ATHENS NEWS AGENCY

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