Reducing unemployment in Costa Blanca

Rising statistics Credit: Mikael Blomkvist, Pexels

The Marina Alta region broke records for successful unemployment reduction in March 2024 and is expecting further advancement in the local labour sector. 

According to Social Security, the Marina Alta region recorded an increase of 3.93 in employment, with 61,813 Social Securities affiliates achieved. The current unemployment rate has decreased with 234 fewer people; this is the first time since 2008 when Costa Blanca has kept the rate below 9,000 people.

One of the reasons for the improvements seen is the Semana Santa (Holy Week) and Easter celebrations which took place throughout March and attracted a large number of tourists. Due to the increased attraction of the local municipalities, the residents pursued jobs within the hospitality and commerce sectors, improving both the lives of locals and visitors.

Another reason was the continuous efforts of the Social Services and City Councils, offering free job training, as did recently Altea City Council for jobs in the gastronomy and Calpe´s Employment Plan grant of €1,000,000 to reduce employment.

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Written by

Anna Akopyan

Originally from Moscow, with Russian and Armenian origins, Anna has lived in Costa Blanca for over ten years. She is passionate about singing, acting and traveling.