UNEMPLOYMENT fell by 1,602 people in Almeria in November.
According to figures from the National Employment Institute (INEM) in the whole of Andalucia, the number of unemployed people rose by 8,315 compared to the previous month, which is the fourth month of rising figures and brings the total number in the region to 982,477, of which 503,372 are women.
At a national level, the number of people unemployed rose by 59,536 (1.37 per cent) to 4,420,462. This is the third largest rise seen for a month of November since 1996, although the worst were in 2008, when unemployment went up by 171,243 people and 2009, when 60,593 people lost their jobs.
In Andalucia, the worst affected was the services sector, with 7,911 more unemployed, followed by those with no previous jobs, with 2,563 more.
Meanwhile, in the agricultural and construction sectors, unemployment dropped a little, with 1,868 and 304 people finding work, respectively.
Unemployment also fell in Jaen, by 3,030, and in Cordoba, by 1,954, while in all other provinces it rose. The average number of people on Social Security fell by 8,915 people in Andalucia in November to just over 2.8 million people, which is 1.7 per cent less than the same month last year.
Throughout Spain, November saw 111,782 fewer people registered on the Social Security, meaning that the month ended with 17,248,530 people employed and paying into the system.