Slight increase in unemployment in the Canaries

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The number of unemployed people in the Canary Islands has risen by 237 people during October 2013, representing an increase of 0.08% from the previous month (September 2013) totalling 284,309 people currently out of work in the Canaries, according to data released yesterday by the Ministry of Employment and Social Security.

In annual terms, unemployment has fallen by 3,511 people, a figure which represents a decrease of 1.22% when compared with the same month in 2012.

By provinces, unemployment fell by 378 people in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (-0.25%) whereas in Santa Cruz de Tenerife unemployment increased by 615 people (+0,46%). Comparing Octobers figures to last year and by provinces, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria has 1,956 fewer unemployed people (-1.28%) and in Santa Cruz de Tenerife there were 1,555 fewer unemployed people, representing a drop of 1.15%.

By gender, of the 284,309 unemployed people, 139,676 are male and the remaining 144,633 are female. Of the total unemployed, 21,441 are under 25 years of age.