The number of people who are registered as unemployed in Spain, fell for the fifth straight month in June, although the drop was less than forecast. Jobless claims declined last month by 94,727 or 2.25 percent to 4.12 million, according to the Labour Ministry in Madrid. Although the figures were hailed as positive by the PP government of Mariano Rajoy, analysts warned that the drop in unemployment was not as strong as expected and that most of the newly employed were on short-term contracts.

 

FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2009 file photo, people line up to enter a government employment benefit office in Madrid. The number of people signing for unemployment benefits in Spain rose by 35,988 in March 2010, an improvement from previous months which politicians claimed as proof the country is slowly emerging from a crippling recession. Currently a total of 4.17 million people are now claiming unemployment benefits, the Labour Ministry said Tuesday April 6, 2010. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza, File)
FILE – In this Oct. 23, 2009 file photo, people line up to enter a government employment benefit office in Madrid. The number of people signing for unemployment benefits in Spain rose by 35,988 in March 2010, an improvement from previous months which politicians claimed as proof the country is slowly emerging from a crippling recession. Currently a total of 4.17 million people are now claiming unemployment benefits, the Labour Ministry said Tuesday April 6, 2010. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza, File)

Unemployment figures in Alicante Province dropped by over four thousand (2.23 percent less) compared to May’s statistics, with the total standing at 185 thousand.  Those registered as unemployed in the Murcia region stand at almost 128 thousand, with a fall of nearly three thousand (2.13 percent less) on May’s returns.

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