The number of people in Spain registering as jobless rose by 0.21 percent in November from a month earlier, or by 7,255 people, leaving 3.47 million people out of work, according to government figures released this week.

The number of people paying in to the social security system as workers in Spain fell by 12,773 people, to 18.42 million people.

In seasonally adjusted terms, registered unemployed fell by 22,744 people in November from a month earlier.

The number of people registering as out of work in the service sector rose by 23,048 people, but fell in agriculture, industry and construction.

In Alicante Province, unemployment went up by 2,492 last month, which was one of the largest regional rises in Spain, fueled by job losses in the service sector.
For similar reasons, the Murcia region rise was also above the national average, going up by 1,487 people, a 1.35 percent hike on the October returns.

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