The Greek unemployment rate recorded the biggest percentage decline in the EU in the September 2016 - September 2017 period, falling from 23.2% to 20.5%, Eurostat said on Tuesday.
In a report released here, the EU executive's statistics agency noted, however, that the unemployment rate in Greece remained the highest in the EU. The unemployment rate in Greece fell to 20.5% in September from 20.7% in August.
In the Eurozone, the unemployment rate fell to 8.7% in November, from 8.8% in October (there are no data available for Greece), to its lowest level since January 2009. In the EU, the unemployment rate eased to 7.3% in November from 7.4% in October, to its lowest level since October 2008. The unemployment rates were 9.8% in the Eurozone and 8.3% in the EU in November 2016.