Belfast Telegraph

Unemployment soars in Spain

Spain's unemployment benefit claimant total rose by nearly 39,000 last month to more than 4.75 million - the eighth monthly rise.

The total number filing for benefits is up nearly 10% on a year ago. The overall unemployment rate is 22.9%, with nearly 5.3 million jobless. This is higher than the benefits number because some unemployed people's aid has run out.