The March unemployment figures in the province fell for the first time in five years. There were 4,674 new jobs which, added to the 5,223 in February, means that there were nearly 10,000 jobs created in just two months. In the last 12 months, the number of unemployed in the province reduced by 14,912 or 6.46%. However, there are still 215,418 unemployed people which means there is a way to go yet but at least the signs are positive. The largest gains were made in service industries where the jobs were mostly temporary contracts rather than permanent ones.
We should take heart from these figures which shows that Spain is slowly getting back on its feet and recovering from the gloom of 2008/9.