Compared to October 2015, the archipelago has 14,288 fewer unemployed, representing a year-on-year decrease of 5.78 %, according to data released last week by the Ministry of Employment.
Unemployment rose last month in the islands’ two provinces. In Las Palmas registered unemployed increased by 857 (+ 0.70%) to 123,195 unemployed; and in Santa Cruz de Tenerife the number rose by 1,116 individuals (+ 1.03%).
In annual terms, the province of Las Palmas had 7,979 fewer unemployed than the same month last year (-6.08%)
In the Spain as a whole, the number of unemployed registered at the offices of the Public Employment Services (formerly INEM) rose by 44,685 in October compared with the previous month (+ 1.2%).
Still, the total number of unemployed continued to be at its lowest levels for the last seven years standing at 3,764,982 unemployed.