Crisis: Spain; number of unemployed foreigners tripled

Over 1.1 million, 20% of total

29 November, 12:28

(ANSAmed) - Madrid, November 29 - The number of unemployed foreigners has tripled in Spain during the economic crisis, from 380,000 in the third trimester of 2007 to the current 1.1 million, totalling 20% of the country's unemployed workforce, according to a report issued Thursday by the association of employment agencies Agettes.

The current situation however, according to the report, his not the worst since the beginning of the crisis. In the first trimester of 2009 foreign unemployed workers were over one million.

Most foreign unemployed workers are male, aged between 25 and 44, with a lower education; 57.6% are illiterate. Only 15% of foreigners with a university education are unemployed.


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