T HE Spanish government was yesterday celebrating the nationwide fall in the Spanish jobless rate. Indeed, it is good news. The fact that there are 100'000 fewer people on the dole is reason for celebration. But with almost six million people without a job, it is still very much a drop in the ocean. The fall in the jobless rate was hinted at by Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy last weekend, when he said that there was some ‘good economic news' on the horizon. Also, you have to take into account that all hotels in Spain,are now open for business and have recruited their staff for the season. If unemployment doesn´t fall now, it never will do. Now, obviously after four years of recession the Spanish government will celebrate any good news. But they still have a major battle on their hands to bring the country back to good economic health. Spain, has one of the highest unemployment rates in the western world, and Rajoy has been accused of not doing enough to bring the jobless total down. The socialist opposition has said that more money should be spent on public building projects, to help create more jobs and get the economy moving again. But Rajoy faces the same problem as British Prime Minister David Cameron, there is little money to spare. The Spanish Prime Minister is going to have to work alot harder to try and convince the Spanish public that his austerity measures are working, and that the economy is back on track again.

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