At 11.4% – the second highest percentage in the EU after Spain – the unemployment in Greece in July, compared to 12.3% in June and 14.3% in July 2021, according to the data published by Eurostat.
Eurozone and EU
In the eurozone, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in July was 6.6% compared to 6.7% in June and 7.7% in July 2021.
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The EU unemployment rate stood at 6.0% in July, down from 6.1% in June 2022 and 6.9% in July 2021.
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In absolute numbers, the unemployed in the European Union in July 2022 were 12.96 million, of which 10.98 million were in the euro area.
Compared to June 2022, the number of unemployed fell by 113,000 in the EU and by 77,000 in the euro area.
Compared to July 2021, the unemployed were 1.85 million fewer in the EU and 1.58 million fewer in the euro area.
In July 2022 the officially registered unemployed youth under the age of 25 in the EU were 2.63 million. Of these, 2.17 million in the eurozone countries.
The youth unemployment rate stood at 14.0% in the EU and 14.2% in the euro area.
Unemployment by gender
The female unemployment rate in July was 6.4% in the EU, stable compared to June 2022. The male unemployment rate was 5.7% in July 2022, also stable compared to the previous month.
In the eurozone, the female unemployment rate fell from 7.1% in June 2022 to 7.0% in July 2022, while the male unemployment rate remained stable at 6.3%.