Sunny weather brings brighter job prospects

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UNEMPLOYMENT numbers continue to reflect the financial upturn currently being experienced in sunny Spain.
The number of unemployed citizens has decreased by 295,600 people in the second three-month period of 2015, registering a total of 5,149,000 people and an unemployment rate which has dropped to 22.37 per cent, from a previous number of 23.78 per cent.
A total of 411,800 people have found a job in the same period. This number translates into the biggest increase since the second quarter of 2005, with a growth in employment of 2.36 per cent. A total of 17,866,500 citizens are currently in work in Spain.
This data was released by the National Statistics Institute (INE), and show that during the past year, 513,500 job positions were created and that there are 473,900 fewer jobless people.
In terms of gender, men have registered the highest increase with 213,700 fewer unemployed male workers. Amongst women, 81,900 have found a job in this period. The male unemployment rate has dropped by 1.78 points, to 20.96 per cent, while the female has reduced by almost one point and now sits at 24.01 per cent.
Another highly positive figure is the in youth unemployment, with the number of people aged between 16 and 24 years old not in work or education reduced by 14,900 people, although the jobless rate is still very high (49.22 per cent).
The most successful sectors are the services sector, with 93,500 fewer unemployed, industry (down 30,800), agriculture (-28,900) and construction (-17,600).
Andalucia has been crowned winner in terms of unemployment reduction, with 98,700 fewer unemployed people, followed by Catalonia (-31,900) and the Valencian Community (-30,400).

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