By Cathy Elelman • 03 September 2020 • 19:25
WHOPPING RISE: Unemployment on the islands is nearly 90 per cent up on the same time last year.
CREDIT: SEPE Servicio Público de Empleo Estatal SEPE. Ministerio de Trabajo y Economía Social Facebook @empleo_SEPE
THE Balearics registered the biggest August increase in unemployment of any region in Spain.
The islands ended the month with an additional 2,206 people out of work, according to figures released this week by the Employment Ministry.
This represented a rise of 3.08 per cent on July and put the total jobless figure at 73,753.
Compared to the same month last year, unemployment on the islands is a whopping 90 per cent higher.
There are 34,912 more people without a job than in August 2019.
The latest figure for the number of workers registered with social security is 513,335, 12.85 per cent less that this time last year.
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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.
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