Greece

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LABOUR MARKET

 

 

Labour market indicators

Unemployment rate in 2004: (ILO data)


Working population:

Year

Total Population

Working population

Activity rate

2004  

11 074 755  
4 875 107  
44%  
Source : Worldbank


Employment by sector:

Year

Agriculture

Industry

Services

2004  

13.8%  
23.3%  
62.9%  
Sources: ILO, Eurostat, last available data

 

Employment contracts


Salaries

National monthly minimum wage as of : 668 euros

Average wage for a wage earner in the manufacturing industry in 1998: 4.52 euros by  hour (ILO data)


Social security contributions

Employer: 27,96%

Employee: 15,90%

 

Number of hours

Legal definition of full time work (per week): beetween 36 and 48 hours

Retirement age: 65

 

Unions

Average rate of union membership:25 %


Useful links

For further informations on the labour market, check out the following web sites:

- International Labour Organization (ILO): studies, statistics and reports on working conditions and labour markets

- NATLEX : ILO database on national labour laws


Last modified in January 2006
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