Jobless foreigner numbers down

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THE number of foreigners unemployed in Spain stood 362,296 by the end of July unemployed, its lowest level since October 2008, according to data from the Public Service of State Employment (SEPE).
This was 1.2 per cent down on the previous month and 2.4 per cent compared to the same month in 2018.

In absolute terms, the monthly decline was 4,509 unemployed, while in year-on-year terms there are now 8,875 fewer foreigners unemployed than at the same time in 2018.

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Of the total number of immigrants without work, 228,690 belong to non-EU countries, compared with 133,606 from EU countries.
Almost six out of 10 unemployed foreigners are women (209,924 against 152,372 men) and 94 per cent are over 25 (340,086 unemployed). In addition, practically six out of 10 worked in the service sector and 16 per cent belonged to the group without previous employment.
By Autonomous Community, Catalonia and Andalucia registered the highest number of unemployed immigrants, with 68,941 and 57,856 respectively. They are followed by Madrid (52,918) and Comunidad Valenciana (52,279) and the Canarias (19,594), Castilla-La Mancha (18,280) and País Vasco (17,279).
The regions with the fewest unemployed immigrants at the end of July were Cantabria (2,900 foreign unemployed), La Rioja (2,980), Extremadura (3,410), Asturias (4,946) and Navarre (5,963).


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