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Unemployment in Catalonia drops to lowest level since 2008

The number of people without work in the country fell by 3.72% last month

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02 July 2019 10:48 AM

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ACN | Barcelona

Unemployment in Catalonia has gone down again in June by 13,819 people compared to May’s figures, the Spanish ministry of labour has reported. 

The figure represents a month-over-month fall of 3.72%. 

The number of people without jobs now stands at 357,272, and is the lowest figure of unemployment since 2008, during the beginning of the financial crisis that left the country in recession for years.  

That year, there were 311,422 unemployed in June.

In the Barcelona region, unemployment fell by 7,906 in the month of June to 267,764. Specifically, unemployment dropped most in the services sector, by 6,025, followed by industry (688) and construction (615).

Girona’s unemployment fell by 2,380, Tarragona saw a drop of 2,227, and in Lleida there are now 1,306 fewer unemployed people compared to the month of May.

 

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  • A contruction worker drinks water during the June 2019 heatwave. (Photo: Laura Cortés)

  • A contruction worker drinks water during the June 2019 heatwave. (Photo: Laura Cortés)

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