A statistic just released send shivers down my spine, and should ring serious alarm bells with anybody who has any doubt about the real purpose behind EU imposed austerity.
Today, Elstat released the latest figures on unemployment. Somehow, this time the figures do include a number for those without income.
Greece has an unemployment rate of 23.6%, and a youth unemployment rate of 53.9%. For the same period in 2011, unemployment in Greece ran at 16.3%.
This translates into 1,168,761 without a job, but getting unemployment assistance (3000 € per YEAR. soon to be cut by at least 10%)
There are 700,000 people without any form of income in Greece.
3,793,147 people are employed, this figure includes part-time employees and those who are being paid "in installments"
One friend, working for an international clothes chain, has been working for 9 cents an hour for the last 8 months. She is however not considered "unemployed". In fact, she got a tax bill demanding tax on what she should have earned...
But, have no fear, all is well. As stated in the EU memo justifying a pay-rise for the EU apparatchiks,
Sleep sound and trust uncle Barroso.There is not a serious and sudden deterioration in the economic and