A record number of Greeks are hunting for jobs in the UK as the country's economic situation deteriorates.

Jobs site CV-Library has said that last week alone saw the number of web visits received from Greek workers rocket 111% compared to the same week last year.

It has also recorded a "significantly high" number of Greek visitors over the last four weeks, with an average week-on-week rise of 26%.

Lee Biggins, CV-Library's founder and managing director, said: "In times of austerity, it is not surprising that foreign workers seek job opportunities further afield. Our latest findings suggest that this is exactly what is currently happening in Greece.

"With the country facing times of such uncertainty, we expect this to continue well into the coming weeks."

The site saw 55.9% more Greek traffic over the last month compared to previous thirty days.

Greece's debt crisis has resulted in capital controls, bank closures and the voting through of harsh austerity measures in order to unlock bailout funding from the International Monetary Fund, the European Union and European Central Bank.

Greece has the highest unemployment rate in Europe at 26% and youth unemployment statistics reveal a staggering 52% of 15 to 24 year olds out of work.