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The Hellenic Statistical Authority announces the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for April 2013. In the context of the program undertaken by ELSTAT for the improvement of dissemination and presentation of statistics, and in order to harmonize the presentation of monthly unemployment rate estimates with the presentation of monthly estimates provided by Eurostat, ELSTAT, since January 2012, announces the m onthly results of the LFS seasonally adjusted, for persons 15 – 74 years old. Unadjusted data are still available on ELSTAT’s website. Unemployment rate in April 2013 was 26. 9% compared to 23.1% in April 2012 and 26.8% in March 2013. The number of employed amounted to 3,636,042 persons. Τhe number of unemployed amounted to 1,337,621 while the number of inactive to 3,337,051. The corresponding figures for April 2008 to 2013 are presented in Table 1. The number of employed decreased by 159, 955 persons compared with April 2012 (a 4.2% rate of decrease) and increased by 43,668 persons compared with March 2013 (a 1.2% rate of increase). Unemployed increased by 194,746 persons (a 17. 0% rate of increase) compared with April 2012 and by 24,025 persons compared with March 2013 (a 1.2% rate of ncrease). Inactive persons –that is, persons that neither worked neither looked for a job– decreased by 23,770 persons (a 0.7% rate of decrease) compared with April 2012 and by 20,218 persons compared with March 2013 (a 0.6% rate of decrease.
The Hellenic Security Advisors notice that high unemployment rate leads to a rapid increase in crime rate in Greece, which makes it imperative that all security services in Greece should be of the highest quality. See EKEO’s Security Services for more information.

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