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Chronicles of the Unemployed in Greece

Journalist and author Christoforos Kasdaglis started The Diary of an Unemployed [el], a project to collect stories [el] and data [el] on Greek unemployment, consistently driven to record figures for years on end by the debt and austerity crisis. 27% of Greeks were jobless in January, a rate that has tripled since the crisis began in 2009, while youth unemployment is reaching 60%. More than 120,000 Greeks are estimated to have left the country since the crisis began.

Yannis Mouzakis blogged about the Greek labor market, austerity’s biggest casualty last January, while Spyros Gkelis put the unemployment data in perspective:

@northaura: So, by the time you need to read this tweet and my previous two tweets for unemployment in #Greece 2 people will have lost their jobs

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