Registered unemployment numbers fell by 1,884 people in the Canary Islands in August from the previous month to a total of 230,185, according to data released by the Ministry of Employment and Social Security.
The archipelago is one of the six autonomous regions in which unemployment fell during that month, and compared to August last year, the 5.14% decrease shows 12,464 people less people registered as seeking work.
On the islands, unemployment affects more women (126,144) than men (104,041), and as for those under 25 year olds the number stands at 12,297.
The vice president of the Canary Islands Government and Minister of Employment, Social Policy and Housing, Patricia Hernandez, analysed the registered unemployment data released by the Social Security department up to August, among which, she pointed out, could be seen 4,577 new jobs created, making August the best month of the last eleven years, in regard to annual growth in Social Security membership which stands at 30,294 people.
The national number of registered unemployed at the offices of the Public Employment Services (formerly INEM) rose by 14,435 in August in relation to the previous month. The total number of registered unemployed stands at 3,697,496 people, the lowest figure recorded in August since 2009.