Province goes back to work

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THE successful start to the tourist season in Malaga has helped bring employment levels back to 2009 figures.
Malaga Province has led the increase in new active workers in Andalucia, which grew by 6,085 people, month-to-month. Malaga also saw the biggest drop in the unemployment rate, with a total of 3,224 deregistered from the jobless list in May.
In May, Malaga had a total of 536,311 working residents registered with Social Security, a number almost identical to the same month of 2009.
In just the last four months, 30,000 job positions have been created in the province, according to the data provided by the Social Security registry.
If compared with May of 2014, Malaga has gained 26,000 employed residents during the past year.
Local data for the Costa Tropical municipalities display significant positive results in towns like Motril. A total of 106 residents have left the list of unemployed people in May, while 287 new jobs more have been created since the previous month.
Mayor of Motril, Luisa Garcia Chamorro, stressed that the year-to-year increase of employed people has reached a staggering 21.44 per cent, three times the national increase average, which amounted to 7.81 per cent.
The decrease in unemployment in Motril has been 1.51 per cent during May, also above the average in Granada province (0.18 per cent).


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