Friday, October 27, 2006


Spain celebrates a new low in unemployment:

MADRID — The number of people out of work fell to its lowest point since 1979, according to figures published on Friday.

The National Institute of Statistics said unemployment fell by 72,000 in the third quarter of the year.

The total number of people out of work now stands at 1,765,000 - or 8.15 percent of the 'economically active' population.

This is the lowest figure for 27 years.

But, then they take not working seriously in Spain:

MALAGA — An entire village went on strike in protest at plans to build two golf courses, 800 luxury homes and two hotels.

The Spanish daily El Mundo reported on Friday none of the children in Ceuvas del Becerro, near Malaga, went to school and all shops and businesses were closed.

Police and emergency services even maintained a minimum service, joining in the protest.
Isabel Teresa Rosado, the mayoress of Ceuvas, said the strike had been a success.

"The whole town went on strike. The support has been overwhelming, with 100 percent of businesses closed," she said.

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