Spain Dec jobless dip best on record for the monthJanuary 3, 2014 @ 2:54 am
MADRID (AP) - The number of people registered as unemployed in Spain fell by 107,570 in December, the best drop on record for the month and welcome news for an economy struggling to recover after a two-year recession.
The Labor Ministry said Friday the decrease left the total number of unemployed at about 4.7 million. It said the unemployment figure dipped by 147,385 for the whole of 2013.
Quarterly unemployment surveys _ seen as more accurate by economists _ show that Spain's unemployment rate was 26 percent in the third quarter, with 6 million people jobless. The rate is the second highest in the 28-country European Union after Greece.
The Spanish government insists the economy is on the mend and will create jobs in 2014.
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