The UK is the top choice for Greeks who want to move abroad, according to a report by Intelligence Group and Totaljobs.com.
Amidst significant economic woes in their country, more than 55% of Greek workers would consider moving to the UK, the survey revealed. The second choice of destination for a move was Germany at 43%, and the US was the third most popular prospect at 42%.
The top reasons stated by the respondents for their hopeful move were improved career opportunities (70%), a better standard of living (63%), and the chance to start a new life (31%).
Greece unemployment has hit a record high of 22.5% mid this year, up from 16.2% last year. Over half of young Greeks are unemployed. Compared to this, the UK economy is doing much better with a more positive outlook for the labour market in particular. The number of jobs there went up by 76,000 between March and June this year.