Registered unemployment up in December 2019

Registered unemployment totaled 1,064,526 in December 2019 from 1,018,503 in November (an increase of 4.52 pct) and 935,449 in December 2018 (an increase of 13.8 pct), the Greek Manpower Employment Organization (OAED) said in a report on Monday.

OAED said that a total of 500,049 (or 46.97 pct) of registered unemployed people were unemployed for more than 12 months, while 400,330 (37.61 pct) were men and 664,196 (62.39 pct) were women. A total of 63,895 registered unemployed were not seeking a job, while the number of registered unemployed people receiving unemployment benefit totaled 212,468 of which 118,929 were common workers and 93,539 were seasonal workers (tourism).