Unemployment rises for second month

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3 November 2004, MADRID-The number of Spanish jobseekers rose by 1.89 percent, or 20,023, in October, the labour ministry said on Wednesday.

3 November 2004

MADRID-The number of Spanish jobseekers rose by 1.89 percent, or 20,023, in October, the labour ministry said on Wednesday.

The figures mean that for the second month running the number of people out of work has increased.

The total number of people unemployed in Spain rose to 1.7 million in October.

Since October 2003 the number of Spanish job seekers has declined 1.08 percent. The unemployment rate in the second quarter came to 10.93 percent of the workforce.

The average rate of unemployment is 9 percent in the 25-member European Union.

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