Spain: 250,000 less unemployed in 2014, down 5.39%

From 2013. Most significant drop since 1998

05 January, 12:03

    (ANSAmed) - MADRID, JANUARY 5 - The year 2014 in Spain closed with 253,627 less jobless, down 5.39% from 2013, the most significant drop since 1998, according to data released Monday by the Public service employment offices. The total number of jobless in December was 4.447,711 people.

    In the month of December alone, the drop concerned 64,405 jobless from the previous month, the second most significant monthly drop since the beginning of the survey series.

    The drop in the number of unemployed workers was the second consecutive decrease after the one registered in 2013, when the number of jobless fell by 147,000 people, after increases registered in 2007 and 2012. Social security members registered in 2014 increased by 417,574 workers, the first surge since the start of the crisis in 2007. (ANSAmed)
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