Spain’s economy continues to lose jobs. Unemployment there has risen for the fifth month in a row, and last year ended with nearly eight percent more people out of work, compared with 2010. Spanish TVE television went looking for some of them who left to try their luck in Latin America.
Italy rang in the new year with sour employment prospects. Unions say between 30,000 and 40,000 jobs could disappear in 2012. Protests are under way already, such as by people laid off by Omsa, because of their company’s relocation plans, RAI3 reported.