MADRID, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- Some 4.7 million people are unemployed in Spain, the Spanish Ministry of Employment and Social Security reported on Tuesday.
In September, unemployment increased by 1.72 percent, which implies79,645 more people are unemployed. In the year ending September 2012, a 11.32 percent increase in unemployment was recorded.
Unemployment rates usually increase in September as many temporary summer contracts in the services sector expire. The jobless rate increased by 3.07 percent in the services sector but unemployment fell in agriculture (by 1.61 percent) and construction (by 1.26 percent).
Many Spanish students who finished their degrees in September also joined the ranks of the unemployed.
Women have been more affected than men by unemployment in September. For women, there was a 2 percent increase and for men a 1.4 percent increase in unemployment.
The unemployment rate increased by 6.98 percent for under 25s, which implies that 30,463 more young people are unemployed.