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Greek unemployment reaches new record in July, at 25.1 pct

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ATHENS, Oct 11 (Reuters) - Greece's jobless rate rose forthe 35th consecutive month in July, scaling a new record of 25.1percent from an upwardly revised 24.8 percent in June, thecountry's statistics service ELSTAT said on Thursday.

Greece's crippling, austerity-fuelled recession continued totake its toll on the labour market, putting Greek unemploymentat more than double the euro zone average of 11.4 percent inJuly.

(Reporting by Harry Papachristou)

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Keywords: GREECE UNEMPLOYMENT/

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