Source: XINHUA | 2012-10-11 | ONLINE EDITION
ATHENS, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) -- The unemployment rate in debt-laden Greece climbed to a new record high of 25.1 percent in July, up from 24.8 percent in June, the Greek Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) announced on Thursday.
Amid deep recession, the number of jobless Greeks has reached 1.26 million, according to ELSTAT. They have increased by 377,991, or 42.8 percent, compared to July 2011 and by 23,255 persons, or 1.9 percent, compared to June 2012.
Meanwhile, in a rare positive figure for the country which since 2009 struggles to avoid a possible bankruptcy and exit from the eurozone, its industrial output rose in August for first time in four years, according to ELSTAT.