OAED: Registered unemployment down 3.33 pct in September

Registered unemployment fell by 3.33 pct, or 27,526 people, in September compared with August, OAED -Greece’s Workforce Employment Organisation – said on Friday.

The number of unemployed people totaled 799,964 in September, from 827,490 in August, of which 489,749 (61.22 pct) were registered for more than 12 months and 310,215 were registered unemployed for less than 12 months. The unemployment rate among women was 64 pct, while registered unemployment in the 30-54 age group approached 65 pct. Registered unemployed (not seeking jobs) were fewer by 8.76 pct in September compared with August, while the number of people receiving unemployment benefit grew 25.86 pct to 135,174.