NO RELIEF: Greece's central bank warned Wednesday that unemployment and the recession are likely to be worse than expected this year. Greece has been in recession since late 2008.
FORECAST: The Bank of Greece said the economy is likely to contract by 4.6 percent in 2013 with unemployment set to reach 28 percent. The latest forecast from the government and the country's rescue lenders was for a 4.2 percent contraction and 26.6 percent jobless rate.
HIGH HOPES: But that is better than economic contractions estimated at 6.4 percent in 2012 and 7.1 percent in 2011. The conservative-led government has promised an end to recession next year.