Posted by Canaries News on April 3rd, 2013
The number of registered unemployed people in the Canary Islands has risen by 198 people in March 2013 when compared to the previous month of February 2013 representing an increase of 0.07% driven by increased unemployment in three sectors: agriculture, services and the unemployed with no previous job. Year on Year figures show that unemployment is up 2.81% when compared to March 2012. At the end of March 2013 there were 291,672 unemployed people in the Canaries, 7,973 more than this time last year.
Of the total number of unemployed people, 154,874 correspond to the province of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura) where unemployment rose in March (compared to February) by 167 people (+0.11%) and the remaining 136,798 unemployed correspond to the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Tenerife, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro) where unemployment increased last month by 31 people (+0.02%).
Compared with March 2012, unemployment has risen almost the same in the two provinces, 2.82% in the province of Las Palmas (4,252 more unemployed) and by 2.80% in Santa Cruz de Tenerife (3,721 people). Of the 291,672 registered unemployed people in the Canary Islands right now, 145,516 are men, 146,156 are women and 22,175 are under 25 years (11,355 males and 10,820 females). Last month, unemployment went up in the islands by 203 people in the group ‘without previous work’.
Among foreign workers, unemployment fell last month in the Canaries by 382 people, (-1.57%) meaning the total number of unemployed foreigners is stands at 23,995 unemployed (from EU countries). Compared with 2012, unemployment has fallen in the islands for foreign workers by 4.48%.
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