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Unemployment bucks trend with January rise

2 February 2005

MADRID – The number of people out of work rose by 53,159 in January, according to the latest figures.

The total number of unemployed was now 1,723,449, according to the Ministry of Employment.

But despite the rise in January, in general the number of unemployed fell last year.

In the last 12 months the number of registered unemployed has gone down by 38,519 – or by 2.19 percent.

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Subject: Spanish news