Family replaces work for downbeat young Greeks

Half of young Greeks rely on their family for their basic source of income as unemployment levels in the country remain at record highs, according to survey results published Monday.

According to data put together by pollster MRB, 48% of those surveyed between the ages of 18-35 rely on their parents or other family members for income, while 45% have regular work that pays a salary.

Greece's economic downtown has hit the country's younger workers particularly hard with just about half of them out of work. In April, Greece's unemployment rate edged lower to 21.7% from 22% in the previous month.

The poll also found that only 15% of young Greeks believe it is likely they will find work in the next six months with 75% considering a move abroad for employment purposes.