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Spain's jobless claims hit new high

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Spain’s unemployment rate has got even worse reaching 22.9 percent of the workforce.
 
The number of Spaniards filing for unemployment benefits rose in January by over 112,000. The total is now to around four point seven million.
 
The Spanish government admits unemployment is likely to continue rising this year despite reforms intended to reverse the expected recession.  
  
The employment ministry said that the total number of those claiming benefits is up by more than 400,000 from February last year.