By Cathy Elelman • 04 March 2020 • 15:16
POSITIVE NEWS: The jobless total fell by 5.41 per cent
THE Balearic Islands registered the biggest monthly drop in unemployment of any region in Spain in February.
According to Employment and Social Economy Ministry figures released this week there were 3,290 less jobless in the region by the end of the month than in January, or a decrease of 5.41 per cent.
This compares with a national average reduction in the number of people out of work between January and February of just 0.24 per cent.
Looking at the islands’ unemployment figures over the last 12 months, there were 560 less jobless than in February last year, or a 0.96 per cent dip.
Affiliation to the Social Security system over the same period went up by 7,842 workers, representing a 1.82 per cent increase.
The total number of people registered on the dole in the Balearics last month was 57,565.
Social Security Ministry figures show there was an average of 441,667 people affiliated to Social Security on the islands in in February, 12,655 more than in January, or a 2.95 per cent increase.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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