Unemployment levels in Spain fell by 8.06% in the second quarter (Q2) of the year, meaning an extra 306,000 people found themselves a job, according to the Active Population Survey (EPA) by the government’s central statistics unit. Q2 figures now show that 3,490,100 people are registered as unemployed across the country, the lowest quarterly total since the last quarter of 2008, reports newspaper Murcia Today.
Online retailer Amazon is set to create 1600 new fixed contract jobs in Spain this year, the company announced. Amazon has invested more that €1,100 million increasing its presence in Spain since it first opened its online doors to the country in 2011.
Spanish beachfront rental properties will cost 3% more this July and August than they did last summer, new report by TecniTasa reveals. The average cost of renting a beachfront property in Spain for one month is €750, but as it the case with property prices in general, prices vary greatly depending on the area and region.
Andalucia continues to attract the highest number of UK investors, new figures reveal. In the last five years, investors from the UK have ploughed more than €250 million in the region of Andalucia - accounting for 10% of all direct foreign investment, according to figures revealed at the Barometer on Climate and Outlook of British Investment in Spain presentation, reports newspaper Sur in English.
Since 2013, the number of people registered as unemployed in Spain has fallen by 5 million. During the month of May, unemployment levels in Spain fell by 2.51% to 3,252,130 - the lowest figure recorded since January 2009, reports newspaper Murcia Today.
Marbella and five other towns in Malaga will receive a share of just under €50 million to promote integrated sustainable urban development under the EDUSI scheme, the Sur in English newspaper reports.
In the last 4 years, 65,000 Spaniards have exercised their “right to be forgotten” by requesting personal information to be erased from Google’s search engine. In 2014, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that it is within a person’s right to ask Google and other search engines to remove content about them which is “inadequate” or “irrelevant”.