Staff Reporter CLAIMS for unemployment benefit in the month of January fell by 0.20 percent in the Balearics but rose in the rest of Spain. According to the central government Ministry of Employment, regions adversely affected were Navarra where figures rose by 7.13 percent, followed by La Rioja and Asturias, where growths of 6.67 and 6.23 percent, respectively were registered. Looking at the country as a whole, the number of unemployed rose last month by 50'481, leaving the final total of people out of work at 1'761'968, which represents 9.2 percent of the working population. Apart from Navarra, La Rioja and Asturias, unemployment in the month of January also increased to a large extent in the Canary Islands (5.62 percent), the Basque Country (5.34 percent), Castilla y León (5.16 percent), Valencia (4.96 percent), Cantabria (4.53 prcent), Madrid (3.85 percent) and Murcia (3.12 percent). Unemployment figures rose, but less than the national average in Galicia (2.47 percent), Catalonia (2.37 percent), Aragón (1.84 percent), Castilla-La Mancha (1.55 percent), Extremadura (1.07 percent) and Andalucia (0.56 percent).
Balearic unemployment figures hold steady
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