“We managed to stop the bleeding of unemployment. Our economy has gotten back to neat job creation,” said the President of Spain, Mariano Rajoy.
The unemployment rate declined in this country in the second quarter of 2014, almost one and a half points and stood at 24.47%, according to data from the Labour Force Survey (EPA for its Spanish acronym), which is quarterly prepared by the National Statistics Institute (INE).
The number of unemployed persons decreased by 310,400 and the number of employees at the end of the quarter was 17.35 million, 402,400 more than in the previous year.
“It’s been a long time, just since I became President of the Government, hoping to give this news”, said Rajoy satisfied.
Nevertheless, there are still 5.6 million people unemployed in the country and 1.8 million families whose active members are still unemployed.
Opposition parties and trade unions warned that this would be a temporary, partial and precarious employment that is conditioned to seasonality.