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One in three Greeks seeks job abroad

Staff Writer |
One in three Greeks seeks a job position abroad, according to the staffing firm Adecco Hellas.

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At least 33 percent of respondents in the survey said they were searching for a job abroad, local newspaper Ta Nea (The News") reported.

In the previous similar survey on employability in Greece last year, 28 percent of participants said they were seeking employment abroad, while in 2015 the figure stood at 11 percent.

Although the latest data released from the Hellenic Statistical Authority showed the unemployment rate in Greece has decreased to 21.7 percent this April from 23.6 percent in April 2016 and 22 percent in March 2017, in particular young Greeks keep looking for jobs abroad.

Better wages and career prospects, as well as better working conditions are key reasons behind their decision, according to the survey.

The survey was carried out from June 1 to June 29, 2017 with the participation of 903 people nationwide.

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