Spanish Jobless Claims Jump By Over 300,000 In March
Faizan Hashmi 2 months ago Thu 02nd April 2020 | 02:26 PM
Spain registered a leap of 302,265 jobless claims in March due to the "extraordinary impact" of the coronavirus pandemic, the labour ministry said Thursday
Madrid, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 2nd Apr, 2020 ) :Spain registered a leap of 302,265 jobless claims in March due to the "extraordinary impact" of the coronavirus pandemic, the labour ministry said Thursday.
The pandemic "changed the trend" in unemployment figures for March, after only 2,857 workers filled jobless claims in the first 12 days of the month, the ministry said in a statement.
The services sector recorded the most job losses, with 206,016 jobless claims in a country where tourism accounts for around 12 percent of national output.
Tourism worldwide has been hammered by the pandemic, as governments imposed travel restrictions and airlines grounded scores of flights.
Meanwhile, the number of unemployed in Spain hit 3.
It's monthly figure is a different measure from the quarterly unemployment rate, which is based on surveys and stood at 13.8 percent in the fourth quarter of 2019, according to national statistics institute INE.
That is the second highest jobless rate in the eurozone after Greece.