Unemployment in Spain fallsfor sixth month running

3rd August 2004, Comments 0 comments

3 August 2004, MADRID - The number of people out of work in Spain fell by nearly 41,000 in July, reducing the official number of unemployed to 1.58 million, according to figures released by the Ministry of Labour on Tuesday.

3 August 2004

MADRID - The number of people out of work in Spain fell by nearly 41,000 in July, reducing the official number of unemployed to 1.58 million, according to figures released by the Ministry of Labour on Tuesday.

It was the sixth consecutive monthly drop in unemployment, although the number of those without jobs is still fractionally higher than a year ago (up 0.74 percent, equivalent to 11,680 people).

All sectors benefited from the rise in jobs in July, led by the service sector – 21,482 less; those without a previous job, down by 12,600; and industry 3,892.

Women got a bigger share of the new work - with more than 27,200 finding a job, more than double the number of men. However, the number of unemployed women is still nearly 957,000, against 628,000 men.

Unemployment among the under 25s fell by 7.9 percent and among older generations by just 1.5 percent.

Fourteen regions saw a rise in new jobs, led by Galicia, Castilla and Leon and Andalucia. Worst hit was Catalonia, which lost more than 7,900 jobs in July.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

0 Comments To This Article