Most unemployed foreigners in Andalucia are non-EU residents

ALMERIA province has the second highest number of unemployed foreign residents in the whole of Andalucia, according to the Ministry of Work and Immigration. Foreign residents are some of the worst affected by the economic crisis, and in Andalucia, unemployment in this group rose by 1.85 per cent in January this year compared to the same period last year.

There are currently 75,675 unemployed foreigners in Andalucia, 12.2 per cent of the total in Spain. Most are in Malaga, with 25,747, following by 17,408 in Almeria, 8,769 in Sevilla, 8,061 in Granada, 6,147 in Cadiz, 5,342 in Huelva, 2,477 in Cordoba, and 1,724 in Jaen.

For the whole of Spain, the number of unemployed foreign residents rose 2.22 per cent compared to the previous month, and 13.24 per cent more than last year.

The most are in Cataluña, with 135,771, followed by Madrid, with 100,873, and Valencia with 85,653. Most of the 75,675 unemployed foreign residents in Andalucia are from outside of the EU, while 27,794 are from EU countries.

The worst affected are the services, building, agriculture and industrial sectors, as well as those who have never been employed in Spain.


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