27.1% Unemployment in Spain
UKIP's Nigel Farage warns people to withdraw their money from banks before the Socialist governments confiscate it.
- Cyprus showed that Socialist Big Government will steal anything not nailed down to prop up the Marxist Welfare State.
Spain's unemployment rate soared to a new record of 27.16 percent of the workforce in the first quarter of 2013 as the number of those without jobs surpassed six million, official data showed on Thursday.
The unemployment rate jumped from 26.02 percent in the previous quarter. The number of unemployed climbed by 237,400 people to 6.2 million, the National Statistics Institute said.
Spain, once the motor of job creation in the 17-nation eurozone, is in a double dip recession, having yet to recover from the collapse in 2008 of a labour-intensive property boom in 2008 which had allowed economic growth to outpace the European union's for more than a decade reports France 24 News.
Eurocrats' Cyprus cash grab a template for future stealing
RT's Aleksei Yaroshevsky spoke to a known eurosceptic, the head of the UK Independence party, Nigel Farage. He believes the days of the Eurozone are numbered, and that people should withdraw their money from its banks before what happened in Cyrpus happens elsewhere.
The Spanish economy, the eurozone's fourth biggest, contracted by 1.37 percent last year, the second worst yearly slump since 1970, and the government forecasts it will shrink again by between 1.0 percent and 1.5 percent this year.
Spain's jobless rate fell to an almost 30-year low of 7.95 percent in the second quarter of 2007 at the peak of an economic boom that allowed the country to create more than half the new jobs in the euro zone between 2002 and 2005.
But the jobless rate has risen steadily every quarter since as the country's housing market collapsed, throwing millions of people out of work.
In France, the second biggest eurozone economy, official data to be released later on Thursday are also expected to show a record number of jobless workers.