The employment situation is improving but it is very much linked to seasonal demand. | Gemma Andreu
One of the main unions, CCOO, has welcomed as positive the latest unemployment figures for the Balearics. This fell by 11% in the first quarter of the year. There were 12,300 fewer people unemployed compared with January to March in 2016, giving a total of 98,500 unemployed. This figure was swollen, though, by an increase of 20% over the final quarter of 2016. This added 16,700 to the unemployment register. The total number of people in employment was 489,500, a fall of 0.3% compared with the first quarter last year and of 4.3% over October to December.