Spain's unemployment falls in December

Source: Xinhua| 2018-01-03 20:28:26|Editor: Yurou
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MADRID, Jan. 3 (Xinhua) -- The number of people registered as unemployed in Spain fell by 61,500 people since November to 3.4 million jobless in December, the Spanish Ministry of Employment and Social Security reported on Wednesday.

Unemployment fell by 51,280 people in the services sector since November, and by 8,814 people in the agriculture sector, while it rose by 10,532 people in the construction sector and by 2,729 in the industry sector.

The number of unemployed women fell by 55,563 since November, and the number of unemployed men fell by 5,937.

On a year-on-year basis, unemployment dropped by 290,193 people, with the number of unemployed women falling by 107,617 to 1.9 million and the number of men decreasing by 182,576 to a total of 1.4 million.

Regarding sectors, unemployment especially fell in the services sector by 153,252 people year-on-year, by 61,742 people in the construction sector, by 39,008 people in the industry sector and by 14,264 people in the agriculture sector.

Spanish Minister of Employment and Social Security, Fatima Banez, considered this data as positive and highlighted that a total of 611,146 new jobs were created over the last year, which meant a 13 percent increase when compared with the same period of a year earlier.