Greece - Wages stuck at low level - January 31, 2017

According to data from the labour ministry new jobs are offering increasingly lower salaries. Despite the creation of more than 82,679 new jobs, one in two workers are making an average monthly salary of below 600 euro for full-time employment. One in four see less than 500 euro gross monthly. The statistics service said in a monthly report that the number of unemployed people totalled 1,102,335 in October 2016, with the number of unemployed people in the 55-64 age group rising steadily as companies dismissed older workers to hire young ones at the minimum wage.

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