Published at: 2016-06-21 11:31 | Author: report
Spain's unemployment rate hit 21 percent in the first quarter, up 0.1 percent from the fourth quarter of 2015, according to the National Statistics Institute (INE).
In regions like Andalusia, Extremadura, Castilla La Mancha and the Canary Islands, the unemployment rate exceeded 25 percent. Regions where unemployment was lower than 15 percent include Basque Country, La Rioja and Navarra.

In the first quarter of 2016, the service sector (-53,400) and construction industry (-26,900) reported the biggest job losses, while 18,000 jobs were created in the industry sector. According to the INE, 574,800 jobs were created on the Spanish market in the 12 months t...

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