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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Greece: Election results expected at 2:30 PM ET Sunday, Unemployment Rate hits Record 22.6%

by Calculated Risk on 6/14/2012 06:21:00 PM

My understanding is the Greek polls close at noon ET on Sunday. According to the Athens News: First safe election estimation to be given at 21.30 on Sunday

The first "safe" estimate of the result of Sunday's repeat general elections is expected to be released at around 9:30 on Sunday night, according the IT firm Singular Logic, which has been assigned the job of collecting and transmitting the results of voting throughout the country.
9:30 PM Athens time is 2:30 PM ET.

And from the Athens News: Quarterly unemployment hits record 22.6%
Unemployment hit a record high in the first quarter of 2012, data showed on Thursday ... The jobless rate hit 22.6 percent in the first three months of the year - double the euro zone average ... The statistics service said the number officially unemployed reached 1.12 million in the first quarter, up 57.3 percent year-on-year