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Tag Results for "Unemployment In Spain"

Spain Extends Unemployment Benefits for Long-Term Jobless

Spain's conservative government on Friday approved an extension of a financial aid program for unemployed people whose eligibility for standard jobless benefits has expired and who lack income to pay their bills. continue reading »

Spanish Man Gives Out Lotto Tickets in Unemployment Line

A man in Spain gave those in various town’s unemployment lines a very special gift recently. Spending nearly $2,000, 60-year-old Bartolome Florido handed out 333 lottery tickets after seeing the continue reading »

Penelope Cruz Vows To Produce Films in Spain To Stimulate Economy

Spanish actress Penelope Cruz said in an interview published Saturday by Italian daily La Stampa that she plans to produce at least two films a year in her homeland to create jobs amid sky-high unemployment. continue reading »

With Unemployment in Spain at 24%, Grandma Gets Evicted and Chains Herself to Bank

A 76-year-old grandmother who lost her home to debt chained herself to the gate of Spain's central bank here Monday and asked Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to address the "injustices" affecting many people in the Iberian nation. Angeles Belmonte was evicted five months ago from her home in the southern town of Nijar when her son fell behind on a loan she co-signed. continue reading »

Unemployment in Spain Reaches Record High

Spain ended 2011 with record high unemployment, according to data released Tuesday as the new conservative government of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy studied additional austerity measures to reduce the budget deficit. continue reading »