WSJ: Crisis in Greece… The Numbers
25% – The Greek economy has shrunk since its peak in mid-2008.
25.8% – Percentage of Greeks who remain out of work, according to the national statistics agency. This means that 1.2 million people are unemployed, according to the October figures.
3rd – The position Greece is ranked among its European partners for the percentage of population at risk of poverty and social exclusion, according to Eurostat.
23.1% – Percentage of Greeks living at risk of poverty in 2013, according to Eurostat figures.
33.5% or €77 Billion ($89.38 Billion) – The amount of nonperforming loans—those for which debtors have failed to make payments for more than 90 days, according to Greece’s central bank governor.
€70 billion – The approximate value of outflows from Greek banks over the past five years, according to central bank figures.
83.9% – Percentage the Greek stock market has fallen since 2008.
1 in 4 – Closures of small and medium-sized enterprises since 2008, according to the Hellenic Confederation of SMEs, or GSEVEE, amounting to some 230,000 in total.
9 times – How much more self-employed professionals had to pay in 2014 in types of taxes, according to the Parliamentary Budget Office.
7 times – How much more in tax Greek employees and pensioners had to pay in 2014 compared with 2009, according to the Parliamentary Budget Office.
23% – Percentage Greeks pay as value-added tax on most goods. The average VAT paid in the eurozone is 21.5%, and in the European Union 20.5%, according to the Parliamentary Budget Office.
100,000 – The number of Greek scientists now working abroad, according to the Economics Department of the University of Macedonia.
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