Greece overtakes Spain to have the highest level of unemployment in Europe Unemployment rate has almost tripled since September 2009Labor union now predicts jobless rate will reach 29 per cent next year Greek economy is now in its fifth year of recession Expected to have shrunk by almost a quarter before recovery begins in 2014Riots in Athens and Thessaloniki to mark the fourth anniversary of a deadly police shooting | UPDATED: 17:13 GMT, 6 December 2012 Unemployment in Greece climbed to a new record of 26 percent in September, topping that of Spain to become the highest in the euro area. Greece’s jobless rate has almost tripled since September 2009, driven higher by the global financial crisis and severe austerity policies imposed by the bailed-out country’s international lenders
Europe's 'lost generation': Unemployment reaches record high with 19 million people out of work across 17 countries Total of 18.7million people out of work across the Eurozone in October – an increase of 173,000 on the previous monthSpain and Greece have the region's highest unemployment rates of more than 25 per cent | UPDATED: 15:38 GMT, 30 November 2012 European unemployment has reached a record high – with almost 19 million out of work across the 17 countries that use the euro. More than 10 per cent of people living in the Eurozone are now unemployed with those under 25 struggling the most to find jobs. Experts said the prospect of a 'lost generation' of young people now looks like an 'alarming possibility'.
Doorway to despair: Glimpse inside Spanish industrial ghost town that produced seven million doors a year which has been decimated by housing crash During the construction boom, most of the doors for the 800,000 new houses a year were built in VillacanasSince the housing bubble burst, the town has been left desolate and is struggling with unemployment problems | UPDATED: 21:48 GMT, 26 November 2012 At its peak, it was a bustling town manufacturing millions of wooden doors to cater for the housing boom in Spain.