Greece's jobless rate increased to 9.4% in January from 8% last year, the country's General Secretariat National Statistical Service said Tuesday. The number of unemployed persons grew to 465,692 from 390,210 in the previous year.

Meanwhile, the number of employed persons decreased to 4.48 million from 4.51 million in the previous year. The employment rate dropped 0.6% year-on-year in January, reversing a 0.4% rise in the previous year.

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