Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Crisis in Greece: The Numbers

by Nektaria Stamouli

Wall Street Journal

January 20, 2015

Greece is reeling from the effects of the biggest economic crisis in its recent history. Here are some statistics underscoring the severity of the crisis now reaching into all aspects of Greek life.


The Greek economy has shrunk since its peak in mid-2008.


Percentage of Greeks who remain out of work, according to the national statistics agency. This means that 1.2 million people are unemployed, according to the October figures.


The position Greece is ranked among its European partners for the percentage of population at risk of poverty and social exclusion, according to Eurostat.


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