Slight unemployment decrease in the Canaries
The number of unemployed people registered at the public employment offices in the Canary Islands fell by 2,564 people in June 2012 which is a decrease of -0.87% according to a statement released by the Ministry of Employment. Total unemployment in the Canary Islands currently stands at 290,664 people. The Canaries is the Spanish region that saw the lowest drop in June, a month that ended with a fall in unemployment of 2.10% in the whole of Spain. In the last twelve months unemployment has increased in the archipelago by 38,701 people, +15.36%.
Nationally, unemployment stood at 4,615,269 people at the end of June (2012), after falling by 2.1% over May 2012 (98,853 people). The fall in unemployment in June is the highest since 1996 following three consecutive months of decline in unemployment. June is a month that usually reduces unemployment. The decline in unemployment reached in June of this year is therefore superior to that achieved in the years before the crisis. Specifically, in June 2009 unemployment fell by 55,250 people, while in 2010 it fell by 83,834 people and in 2011, by 67,858 people. In the last twelve months, unemployment has increased by 493,468 people (+12%), of which 261,194 were male (+12.9%) and 232,274, female (+11%).