Spanish unemployment has fallen for the first time in two years, official data showed on Thursday, a day after the central bank said the recession-hit country seemed close to a recovery.
People attend a demonstration in Madrid on June 16, 2013 against austerity policies and record high unemployment. Spanish unemployment fell for the first time in two years to reach 26.26 percent in the second quarter, official data showed Thursday, as the tourist season created demand for workers.
The positive figures add to a series of good news from the eurozone, where business data suggests that the region was finally on the way out of a long-drawn recession.
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