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Spaniards try to form longest jobless line

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A group of jobless Spaniards have tried to form the country’s longest-ever unemployment line in the capital of Madrid.

It failed to enter the record books but the protesters said they wanted to voice their opposition to the Spanish government’s handling of the economy.

There are currently some four million people out of work in Spain, some 20 percent of its working population.

The OECD has pointed to the country’s rigid labour laws as one contributing factor.

It says high levels of protection and high dismissal costs for those on permanent contracts makes Spain’s job market less fluid.