Jobless queues shrink

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Cordon Press


Job centre queues are shrinking as latest figures show employment levels in Malaga Province are at their highest since 2009.
Malaga has led the increase in Andalucia in terms of new active workers, the numbers of which grew by 6,085 people, month on month. Malaga also led the decrease in the unemployment rate, with a total of 3,224 coming off the registered list in May.
These good figures have been reflected across the Axarquia with data for Costa Tropical municipalities showing significantly positive results in towns like Motril. A total of 106 residents left the unemployment queues in May, while 287 more contracts were created than in the previous month.
Motril Mayor Luisa Garcia Chamorro highlighted that the year-on-year increase of employed people had reached 21.44 per cent, three times the national average, which was 7.81 per cent. The percentage decrease of unemployment figures in the town was 1.51 during May, which was also above the average in Granada Province (0.18 per cent).
In May, Malaga Province had a total of 536,311 working residents registered with Social Security, a number almost identical to the same month in 2009.
In the last four months, 30,000 job positions have been created in the province, according to the Social Security registry.


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