Greece - Total Employment Non-Ag





Greece: Total Employment Non-Ag

Mnemonic ET.IGRC
Unit Thousands, SA
Adjustments Seasonally Adjusted
Monthly 0.23 %
Data Mar 2019 3,848
Feb 2019 3,839

Series Information

Source Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT)
Release Labour Force (Monthly)
Frequency Monthly
Start Date 1/31/2004
End Date 3/31/2019

Greece: Labor

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Labor Force 2019 Q1 4,721 4,714 Ths. EUR, NSA Quarterly
Labor Force Employment 2019 Q1 3,814 3,833 Ths. EUR, NSA Quarterly
Primary Industries Employment 2019 Q1 466.1 467.6 Ths. #, NSA Quarterly
Secondary Industries Employment 2019 Q1 580.4 584.9 Ths. #, NSA Quarterly
Tertiary Industries Employment 2019 Q1 2,767 2,781 Ths. #, NSA Quarterly
Total Employment 2019 Q1 3,814 3,833 Ths. EUR, NSA Quarterly
Total Employment Non-Ag Mar 2019 3,848 3,839 Thousands, SA Monthly
Unemployment 2019 Q1 907.1 881.1 Ths. EUR, NSA Quarterly
Unemployment Rate 2019 Q1 19.2 18.7 %, NSA Quarterly
Wage & Salaries 2019 Q1 15,934 15,547 Mil. EUR, SA Quarterly
Agriculture Employment 2017 591,868 607,088 # Annual

Release Information

Labour Force Survey produces estimates since 1981 (second quarter of the year). From 1998 onwards it is a continuous quarterly survey. The main statistical objectives of the Labour Force Survey is to divide the population of working age (15 years and over) into three mutually exclusive and exhaustive groups:

  • Persons in employment 
  • Unemployed persons
  • Inactive persons

In addition, the Labour Force Survey collects information on demographic characteristics, on main job characteristics, on the existence and characteristics of a second job, on educational attainment, on participation in education, on previous working experience and on search of job.

  • Employed are persons aged 15 years or older, who during the reference week worked, even for just one hour, for pay or profit or they were working in the family business, or they were not at work but had a job or business from which they were temporarily absent.
  • Unemployed are persons aged 15-74 who were without work during the reference week (they were not classified as employed), were currently available for work and were either actively seeking work in the past four weeks or had already found a job to start within the next three months.
  • Inactive are those persons who are neither classified as employed nor as unemployed.
  • Economically active population (labour force) are persons either employed or unemployed. 

Labour Force Survey estimates are produced by a suitable unbiased estimator which takes in to account a) the probability of selection of every sampled household, b) the response rate in every primary sampling unit, c) the estimated population for September 2011, allocated by NUTS II areas, gender and age group).

The monthly results of Labour Force Survey are estimations that are based in a relatively small sample size and have large sampling errors. As an indication of the magnitude of survey’s sampling errors, we note that estimations of characteristics that refer to 25.000 persons at the total country, are accompanied by a coefficient of variation ot at least 15% (an analysis of Labour Force Survey sampling errors can be found at the address http://www.statistics.gr/portal/page/portal/ESYE/PAGE-themes?p_param=A0101 at the link “Methodology”). More accurate estimates and detailed analysis of the changes in employment can be based on the quarterly results of the survey.