Unemployment in the area rose in the area, reflecting the seasonal nature of the local job market with services sector seeing the largest increase.
Estepona’s jobless grew by 544 giving a total of 7,565, but the figure is 5% less than October 2012. Manilva also saw a rise 103 more people out of work giving a total of 1,390 41 less than the same month last year. And finally in Casares there were 23 more people unemployed bringing the total to 471, but still 64 down on this time twelve months ago.
This trend was repeated throughout Malaga province with some 7,031 out of work, a total around the 200,000 mark.