This video says about itself:
Feb 4, 2013
Almost 6 million citizens are jobless as unemployment in Spain rises 2.7%.
Some teachers wore uniforms of the military junta which had ruled Greece from 1967 to 1974. “They are once again ordering us to wear uniforms,” one woman wrote on a placard. Another placard read: “Today me, tomorrow all of you”. The teachers were drawing parallels to the dictatorship of the colonels that suppressed all labour disputes by force of arms and mobilized young people en masse: here.
From Reuters news agency:
Greek Youth Unemployment Rises Above 60 Percent
05/09/2013 10:32 am EDT
ATHENS – Greek youth unemployment rose above 60 percent for the first time in February, reflecting the pain caused by the country’s crippling recession after years of austerity under its international bailout.
Greece‘s jobless rate has almost tripled since the country’s debt crisis emerged in 2009 and was more than twice the euro zone’s average unemployment reading of 12.1 percent in March.
While the overall unemployment rate rose to 27 percent, according to statistics service data released on Thursday, joblessness among those aged between 15 and 24 jumped to 64.2 percent in February from 59.3 percent in January. Youth unemployment was 54.1 percent in March 2012.
“It is by far the highest youth unemployment rate in the euro zone, highlighting the difficulties young people face in entering the labor market despite government incentives to create jobs,” said economist Nikos Magginas at National Bank.
Athens has lowered the minimum monthly wage for those under 25 years by 32 percent to about 500 euros to entice hiring.
So, obviously that neo-conservative economic nostrum does not work. Errr … maybe it does … the wrong way 🙂
Greece’s economy is in its sixth year of recession, battered by tax hikes and spending cuts demanded by its European Union and International Monetary Fund lenders. The economy is expected to slump by 4.2 to 4.5 percent this year.
The high jobless rate is keeping Greeks pessimistic about their economic prospects.
Greek youth jobless reaches 64.9%: here.
- Greek unemployment crosses 27 percent overall but a staggering 64 percent for youths! Despite at least three bailouts and receiving various tranches of welfare, what good news are Greek citizens receiving? (fredw-catharsisours.blogspot.com)
- Greek unemployment hits new record of 27.2 pct in January [update] (ekathimerini.com)
- Greek Unemployment Hits New Record High, Youth Jobless Rises By 5% In One Month To 64.2% (zerohedge.com)
- Greece unemployment hits record high (aljazeera.com)
- Why jobless Greeks do not go strawberry picking? (keeptalkinggreece.com)
- Greek FinMin believes, “economic recovery in sight end of 2014″ unemployment to start decreasing even later (keeptalkinggreece.com)