Unemployment levels in Spain fell by 18.5% in December, year-on-year, according to the ‘Encuesta de Población Activa’ (active population survey) published by the national statistics office.
In total there were 413,900 new jobs created in Spain in 2016, less than the 525,100 new jobs created the year before. The number of people unemployed fell by 541,000 to represent 4,237,000 people out of work, the lowest amount since 2009 and the fourth consecutive year in which unemployment has fallen.
Although unemployment levels in Andalucia fell by 78,000 over the course of 2016, 28% of the active population is still unemployed. In Malaga unemployment levels were the lowest they had been since 2008, with a drop of 24,400 last year, representing 190,000 people out of work.
Source: Sur in English
Tags: Andalucia, Malaga, Unemployment in Spain