OECD report: Employment in Greece rate up to 54.1 pct in Greece

The employment rate in Greece grew to 54.1 pct of the working population aged 15-64 in the first quarter of 2018, from 53.8 pct in the fourth quarter of 2017 and 52.8 pct a year earlier, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said in a report.

The Paris-based organisation said the employment rate among men was 63.8 pct in the first quarter of 2018, from 63.3 pct in the fourth quarter of 2017 and 61.8 pct in the first quarter of 2017, while among women it was 44.5 pct, unchanged from the fourth quarter of 2017, and 44.0 pct in the first quarter of 2017.

The employment rate in the OECD member-states grew 0.2 pct to 68.2 pct in the first quarter, with 28 out of the 36 members of the OECD recording an increase. In the Eurozone, the employment rate rose 0.1 pct to 66.9 pct.