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Greek unemployment hits record as recession drags on
Reuters, 10 January 2013
(Reuters) - Greece's unemployment rate climbed to a record 26.8 percent in October as the debt-laden country remained sunk in recession, data showed on Thursday.
Greece's jobless rate has almost tripled since it started rising in September 2009 as the country's debt crisis became apparent, and is more than double the average rate in the 17-nation euro zone, which stood at 11.8 percent in November.