2012-07-28telegraph.co.uk

The unemployment rate rose from 24.4pc recorded in the first quarter - already the highest in the industrial world - as Spain entered its third straight quarter of economic contraction.

Among those aged 16 to 24, the rate rose to 53.27pc from 52.01pc the previous quarter, reflecting the ongoing impact of Spain's double-dip recession following the collapse of a construction boom in 2008.


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