Updated 4 February: Today’s unemployment figures for January show that the Christmas fall was a blip because they are up again. Compared with December there are 2,404 more people out of work in the islands, a rise of 1.16%, though the numbers are down 6,282 from last January, an interannual fall of 2.91%. There are now 209,419 unemployed in the Canaries.

Updated 3 January 2019: After a couple of months with numbers rising, December’s figures released today by the Ministerio de Empleo show a fall of 2,960 in those out of work, a drop of 1.41%. The New Year therefore saw 207,015 Canarians saying goodbye to 2018 without a job, according to today’s figures for December released by the Ministerio de Empleo, a fall in the numbers out of work throughout the year of 9,072, down 4.20%. Of those, around half are long-term unemployed who are without any resources whatsoever.

Updated 4 December 2018: Last month’s unemployment figures released today by the Department of Employment show a further rise of 1,874, up 0.90%. Interannually, however, the figures are still below last November’s, down by 9,723 (-4.43%). There are now 209,975 people out of work in the Canary Islands.

Updated 5 November: Unemployment in the Canaries rose in October by 2,671, a rise of 1.3%, today’s figures released by the Employment Ministry show, though compared with October 2017 numbers out of work fell by 13,693, a drop of 6.17%. There are now 208,101 unemployed in these islands.

The Brexit post: summary of latest chaos

The Brexit post: summary of latest chaos

Updated 10 September: I normally only update this post when there is firm information or an announcement, but with 51 days to Brexit, I thought a summary might be welcomed. We are hopefully at maximum chaos with calmer waters to come, but I wouldn’t bet on it. As of...

This weekend in Tenerife

This weekend in Tenerife

Updated 29 August: This weekend has a couple of fiestas in south Tenerife and a couple of very popular cultural events in north Tenerife. For tomorrow until Sunday, there is the Bavarian week and Oktoberfest in Puerto de la Cruz and the Pinolere ethnographic village...

New British ambassador arrives in Spain

New British ambassador arrives in Spain

Updated 22 August 2019: Hugh Elliott, a member of the UK’s Diplomatic Service since 1989, succeeds Simon Manley as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Spain and non-resident Ambassador to Andorra. The Ambassador takes up this new role having previously been Director of...

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