A RECENT report has revealed that the number of unemployed people living in Mallorca, Spain, is at its lowest rate since 2014.
Through data provided from the Employment Service of the Balearic Islands (SOIB), figures indicate that not only is there a higher rate of employment, but those who are included in the long-term unemployed bracket, meaning those who have been without work for more than one year, has reduced dramatically.
The positive numbers have been attributed to the government’s efforts to support those from the most disadvantaged groups, such as ethnic minorities or those over the age of 45. These individuals often faced discrimination which negatively impacted their opportunities to be hired in the labour force.
In addition, the SOIB successfully introduced a range of initiatives to assist the long-term unemployed, where training was offered to individuals to open up new possibilities for work.