Unemployment rises to almost 150,000 in Málaga on the Costa del Sol

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5,649 people have been laid off in Málaga province

November leaves behind another 5,649 people in unemployment in Málaga, the largest rise in Spain after the Balearic Islands.

Every autumn, unemployment increases in Málaga after the busy summer season comes to an end. This year has seen a big downward turn and, according to the Ministry of Labour, 4 per cent more people are out of a job this month. The slowing down of the tourism sector has seen layoffs rise in the province for the last four months, the highest increase in Spain only surpassed by 11,557 people in the Balearics.

Taking the new data into account, the total number of unemployed people in the province is now 149,545. Compared to previous years, unemployment is 1.66% less than in November 2018. The service sector is the main culprit and once again, women are the most affected with a total of 89,061 unemployed versus 60,484 men.

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