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The number of unemployed citizens in Spain has increased to 11% of the total active population. Even though the unemployment rate has reached the highest level since 1999, the Minister of work, Juan Carlos, is counting the slight growth, compared to years before as a positive factor.

The unemployment rate for women increased to 13.89% and for men 6.49%. The only business in which the rate dropped was the building industry. 16.4% of unemployed people in Spain are under 25 and the majority of them are women (56.9%). The number of unemployed varies depending on the region with Southern Spain having a higher rate than the north.

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