Jobless figure drops for first month since start of pandemic

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Unemployment falls in Almeria
DIP: The month ended with 1.63 per cent less unemployed than in July CREDIT: es.wikipedia.org GoboFR

THE Almeria jobless figure has fallen for the first month since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

August ended with 1,287 less unemployed, or 1.63 per cent fewer than in July.

Comparing the figures with the same month last year it is a very different story though.

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There are 17,065 more people out of work in Almeria than in August 2019, representing an increase of 28.17 per cent.

Last month’s drop in unemployment was essentially down to the provincial agricultural sector, which registered a 1,914 reduction in the number out of work.

Sectors like services, construction and industry all experienced small increases.


The decrease in joblessness was predominantly among men, with 1,427 less. There was in fact a rise of 140 in the number of women out of work.

Women currently account for nearly 58 per cent of Almeria’s unemployed.

There was also an increase of 98 last month in the number of under-25’s without job.


Almeria’s latest jobless now stands at 77,650.

Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.

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