Crisis: Spain; unemployment at 22.9%, highest in 15 years

In 4th quarter 2011, more than double the European average

27 January, 12:10

A large queue of people wait at an Unemployment Office in Madrid A large queue of people wait at an Unemployment Office in Madrid

(ANSAmed) - ROME - The rate of unemployment in Spain soared to 22.9% in the fourth quarter of 2011, more than double the European average and the highest figure in 15 years, according to Spain's institute of statistics.(ANSAmed).

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