Unemployment in Balearic Islands goes down

UNEMPLOYMENT numbers in the Balearic Islands for the month of January showed a 10 per cent drop compared to figures from January 2015.

The number of those registered as unemployed was 74,973, representing a decrease of 8,093 from last year. National ministry data for employment and social security revealed that the number of those unemployed in January was more than 1 per cent lower than in the previous month of December. 

The greatest number of unemployed people was in the service sector (59, 846). The construction sector represented 7,485 of the number, followed by industry (3,175) and agriculture (1,377). During the month of January, more than 24,000 contracts were registered, a 4 per cent increase from last year and a 5 per cent increase from January 2014.

The fall in unemployment numbers in the Balearic Islands, however, was less than those in the Canary Islands. Unemployment rates in most other parts of Spain increased. Andalucia was hardest hit with more than 9,000 registering as unemployed.

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    • Mike

      07 February 2016 • 18:22

      But what does this really mean…. for example, if there where 100,000 people registered as unemployed in Jan 2015 then say 20,000 of those people left Spain to seek work in other countries through to Jan 2016, that would reduce the numbers registered on unemployment right? So is it right to say that unemployment went down by around 20% would it not?
      This is just Spanish politicians putting out informationtelling people the numbers are going down, they like to use what they can to make it look like they reducing unemployment ‘Spanish press this week’ rather than make it clear to the public they haven’t a clue what they are doing and unemployment is going down because many of the unemployed have left Spain!

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