By Cathy Elelman • 02 June 2020 • 18:02
COMPARISON: The Almeria jobless total rose by nearly four per cent, but Andalucia-wide there was a 0.94 per dip
CREDIT: SEPE Servicio Público de Empleo Estatal SEPE. Ministerio de Trabajo y Economía Social Facebook @empleo_SEPE
ALMERIA is the only province in Andalucia where unemployment went up in May.
Last month ended with another 2,727 people out of work in Almeria and put the provincial jobless total at 72,160, figures from the SEPE State Employment Public Service published on Tuesday reveal.
This represents an increase of 3.93 per cent on April, and is a whopping 23.13 per cent more than in the same month last year.
By contrast, Andalucia-wide there was a dip in the jobless figures of 0.94 per cent in May, or 9,210 less people out of work than a month earlier.
Some of the rise in unemployment in Almeria is down to the end of the provincial agricultural campaign, accounting for 878 of the newly out of work, but 2,070 are service sector workers.
On the positive side, 382 jobs were created in the province’s construction sector over the month.
Across the whole of Andalucia, the sectors where unemployment decreased the most were construction, industry and services.
The current unemployed total for the whole of Andalucia stands at 969,087, 27.32 per cent, or 207,974 more than in May 2019.
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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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