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Greek Daily News 30/05/2024

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ECONOMY

-The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in April 2024 amounted to 10.8% compared to
the downwards revised 11.5% in April 2023 and to the upwards revised 10.8% in March 2024, the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) announced. The number of employed persons amounted to 4,323,212 persons, the number of unemployed persons amounted to 521,295 and the number of persons outside the labour force, i.e., persons under the age of 75, that neither work nor look for a job, amounted to 2,938,302.

    -The Overall Producer Price Index (PPI) in Industry (total of domestic and non-domestic market) in April
    2024 recorded a decrease of 1.0% compared with April 2023, ELSTAT data showed. The corresponding index in April 2023 had recorded a decrease of 13.3% compared with April 2022.

    (Source: ELSTAT)

    BUSINESS

    In the first quarter of 2024, new business registrations reached 39,128 in all sectors of the country’s economy, up 14.4% on an annual basis, when 34,213 new registrations were recorded, and up 42 .1% compared to the final quarter of 2023, when it was 27,542, Naftemporiki reported. Three bankruptcies were recorded in the first quarter of 2024.

    TOURISM

    -Hoteliers in Athens and Attica region joined Greek non-profit organization Boroume (which means “we can” in Greek) and inspection and certification services provider TÜV AUSTRIA Hellas to raise awareness about ways hotels can reduce food waste.

    -Greece suffers from lack of infrastructure not overtourism, Hellenic Hoteliers Federation (POX) President Yiannis Hatzis told the federation’s 2nd Regional Conference held in Heraklion, Crete, on Tuesday.

    -The top destinations in Greece based on online searches in Airbnb by Greek travelers from January to March 15 for accommodation in June, July and August, are Donousa, Vassiliki (Lefkada), and Schisma (Elounda, Crete). Other favorites destinations include Lipsi, Antiparos, Laganas (Zakynthos), Asprovalta (Thessaloniki), Makrys Gyalos (Crete).