Registered unemployment in Spain rose in January 2015 with 77,980 new jobless claims, but the Government spin is that it was the smallest increase for a January since 2007.
The number of officially registered unemployed in Spain rose by 79,154 in October, according to the Ministry of Employment and Social Security, the lowest October increase since 2010.
Unemployment in Spain rose by 19,720 in September, although the government gave this a positive spin by saying that it was the lowest increase in September unemployment since 2007.
The number of people officially registered as unemployed with the Public Employment Office rose by 8,070 during August.
Despite the rhetoric of regional and national governments that Spain is on the road to recovery, statistics issued from Brussels, and they have time enough on their hands to get it right, paint a somewhat contrasting picture.
The number of people officially registered as unemployed with the Public Employment Office (former INEM) fell by 0.35% during March 2014 compared to the previous month, the biggest decline for March since 2006.
Andalucia ended 2013 with 1,446,600 people officially registered as unemployed, 36.32% of the workforce, and the year ended with 43,300 fewer jobs available.
Registered unemployment in Andalucia rose by 19,555 people (1.86%) in October when compared to the previous month, bringing the total number out of work in the region to 1,069,011.
Nationally unemployment fell by 1.2% in the third quarter of 2013 to 25.98% of the workforce, but in Andalucia it rose by 6,900 people to reach 36.7%, which is 1,444,300 people without jobs.
Yunquera Council has launched its latest plan to combat unemployment in the agricultural sector, with an investment of €45,000 available to help the estimated 40 families suffering financial hardship due to the general economic situation.