Greece remained second from last among EU member-states regarding unemployment, with the November 2023 jobless figure totaling 9.4%, surpassed only by Spain with 11.9%, according to data announced by Eurostat on Tuesday.

The absolute number of jobless individuals in Greece stood at roughly 430,000, while a significant decrease was recorded on an annual basis in terms of percentage, 11.9% in November 2022.

The youth unemployment rate in Greece (27.3%) remained the second worst in the EU behind Spain (27.3%), down from 31.1% last year.

In the Eurozone, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate reached 6.4% in November 2023, a slight decrease from 6.5% in October 2023 and 6.7% in November 2022. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate in the EU stood at 5.9% in November 2023, also down from 6.0% in October 2023 and 6.1% in November 2022.

According to Eurostat, an estimated 12.954 million individuals in the EU, of which 10.970 million were in the Eurozone, were unemployed in November 2023. Compared to October 2023, unemployment decreased by 144 thousand people in the EU and by 99 thousand in the Eurozone. Additionally, in comparison to November 2022, unemployment declined by 283 thousand in the EU and by 282 thousand in the Eurozone.

Breaking down the data per gender, the female unemployment rate reached 6.2% in the EU in November, down from 6.3% the previous month, while 5.7% of men were jobless in November.