Updated 4 June: The Ministerio de Empleo’s figures for May’s unemployment in the Canaries show a further fall of 1,577 (-0.76%) compared with April, and a drop of 6,370 in contrast to May 2018 (-3%). There are now 206,041 out of work in these islands, and just over 48% are long-term unemployed who have no state financial support whatsoever.

Updated 6 May: April’s unemployment figures released today show a fall of -0.77%, with 1,617 fewer out of work in the Canaries. Interannually, the figures are down 5,523, -2.59%, compared with April 2018. There are now 207,618 people out of work in the islands.

Updated 2 April: Unemployment fell marginally by 231 (-0.11%) in March, today’s figures show, with a bigger drop of 4,533 (-2.12%) compared with March 2018. There are now 209,235 out of work in the Canary Islands.

Updated 4 March: February’s unemployment rose very slightly compared to January, by just 47 (0.02%). Interannually, the figures are an improvement on February 2018, though, falling 5,616 (-2.61%). There are now 209,466 out of work in these islands.

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.

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Source: Janet Anscombe 

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