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Greek unemployment reaches new record in July, at 25.1 pct

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

Greece's crippling, austerity-fuelled recession continued to take its toll on the labour market, putting Greek unemployment at more than double the euro zone average of 11.4 percent in July.

(Reporting by Harry Papachristou)

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Keywords: GREECE UNEMPLOYMENT/