According to the data of the State Employment Public Service Institution under the Spanish Ministry of Labor and Social Economy, the number of unemployed, which increased by 44 thousand 436 in February, exceeded 4 million for the first time since 2016.
In Spain, one of the countries most socio-economically affected by the COVID-19 epidemic, the increase in the number of unemployed, which started in 2020, continues.
Announcing the worst February data in unemployment figures since 2013, SEPE announced that the total number of unemployed has increased to 4 million 8 thousand 789.
The highest increase in unemployment is in the service sector
Based on February, the highest increase in unemployment was seen in the service sector, followed by agriculture. Among the 17 autonomous administrations across the country, the regions with the highest increase in unemployment were Andalusia, Valencia and Madrid.
ERT is the short name in Spain, on the other hand, short-time working, the number of workers who benefit from state aid corresponding to the allowance output 909 thousand 661 in Turkey.
While experts agree that “a very difficult year awaits Spain” on the unemployment problem, unions are already preparing for action.