Spanish Unemployment Fell By 129,378 In May – The Largest Fall In Two Decades

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Spanish Unemployment Fell By 129,378 In May
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Spanish Unemployment Fell By 129,378 In May.

THE number of unemployed registered in the public employment registers (SEPE) decreased by 129,378 people in May, leaving the number of unemployed at 3,781,250, thus marking the largest drop in 20 years.

According to data published on Wednesday, June 2, by the Spanish Ministry of Labour and Inclusion, Social Security gained 211,923 members, a figure similar to that registered in other months of May prior to the Covid pandemic, this raised the number of social security contributors to 19,267,221.

This reduction is the lowest recorded in a month of May since statistical records were kept in 1996, two decades ago. This is the third monthly decline that occurs in the province. Employment began to regain its pulse in March when it broke a seven-month rise and fell by 4,571 people.

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Of the total number of people who are without a job in the province of Malaga, 79,950 are men and 112,318 women, so the inequality gap still exists. By age group, there are a total of 17,949 unemployed under 25 years of age. Tarifa in Southern Spain recorded the largest decrease in percentage for one more month (-10.9 per cent).


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