At the end of February there were 59,381 unemployed in the Balearics. This was 3,338 fewer than in January. The percentage decrease of 5.3% was the highest among the regions of Spain. There was also a 6.68% reduction (4,249 fewer) compared with February 2017. This was slightly lower than a year-on-year decrease of 7.48% nationwide. The unemployment rate of 12.3% was the lowest for a February for ten years.