Unemployment up after months of falling in the Balearics

THERE were 0.54 per cent more people on the dole in August in the Balearic Islands, with 385 more unemployed people since July.

This follows eight months in which unemployment figures had been reducing. The total number of unemployed people now stands at 71,365 people, according to the Ministry of Work and Immigration.

Despite this increase there were still 1,642 fewer people on the dole compared to August 2010, representing a 2.25 per cent drop.

The last time there was an increase in the number of unemployed people was last November, which saw an 8.6 per cent rise from September 2010 figures.

Since then the number of people on the dole has been decreasing between 0.6 and 0.7 per cent between January and July.

Spain now has a total of 4,130,927 unemployed people, which represents a 1.25 per cent increase from July’s figures and reversing the previous four months of steady declining numbers.

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