Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (EFE) unemployment fell to 14.57%, the lowest since December 2007.
According to the Active Population Survey (EPA) for the last quarter published this Thursday by the National Institute of Statistics (INE), the islands currently have 169,000 unemployed and an unemployment rate that is 1.7 points higher than the national average.
The EPA data show that unemployment fell on the islands almost ten times more than in Spain as a whole (22.86% compared to 2.57%) and that almost one in five jobs were created in the country It was generated by the Canary Islands (52,800 of the total increase of 278,900 employed).
Only in the last quarter of the past, the figures for employment in the Canary Islands economy grew by 43,100 workers compared to the data for September, 4.55%, when in the rest of the country 81,900 net jobs were destroyed (-0. 40%)
In addition, the islands recorded the largest quarterly drop in unemployment, an indicator that fell by 35,200 people, which placed the rate at 14.57% of the active population, the third highest in the country, after Andalusia (19, 00%) and Extremadura (17.62%).
The Canary Islands commented 2022 with an unemployment rate of 20.30% and has finished it with almost six points less, 14.57%. These are figures that have not been seen in its economy since the beginning of the great recession that caused the mortgage crisis in the United States: 10.89% in December 2007 and 14.66% in March 2008. EFE