Greek unemployment hits new record of 27.2 pct in January

Greek unemployment hits new record of 27.2 pct in January

 

Greece’s unemployment rate increased to a record in January as the country’s economic downturn entered a sixth year.

The seasonally adjusted rate rose to 27.2 percent from a revised 25.7 percent in December, the Athens-based Hellenic Statistical Authority said in an e-mailed statement Thursday. That’s the highest level since the agency began publishing monthly data in 2004.