For the second consecutive month, the Canary Islands public employment offices have experienced a very slight decrease in the number of registered unemployed people in the Canaries. Last month there were 879 less people unemployed across the whole of the islands, according to data released yesterday by the Ministry of Employment and Social Security. The breakdown shows that unemployment fell in the province of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria by 864 people and just 15 people in the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
Meanwhile, nationwide there were 27,814 fewer unemployed than in the previous month, a level which implies a decrease of 0.6% in the whole of Spain, double the figure of the decrease in the Canaries which dropped by 0.3%. In the year to date, the Canary Islands have 36,156 more people unamplyed than the same period last year (2011) which represents and increase of 14.26%. The current number of people without employment in the Canaries is 289,785 people of which 146,356 are women and 143,427 are male. In the whole of Spain, the total number of unemployed is 4,587,455.