ANDALUCIA is the second worst place to find a job in Europe according to new statistics.
The region comes second only to Ceuta in a poll of the areas with the highest unemployment in Europe.
Some seven Spanish regions made it onto the list of Europe’s ten most unemployed places.
Ceuta, Andalucia, Extremadura and the Canary Islands were the regions with the highest unemployment rates in 2012, according to figures released by the EU’s statistical department, Eurostat.
Melilla, Castile-La Mancha and Murcia also topped the chart with a rate of around 28%.
The rate of unemployed Andalucians has now reached 34.6% followed by Western Macedonia in Greece with 27%.
The figures also reveal that a staggering 48% more people had been without a job for over three years by 2012.
Overall, 25 European regions had an unemployment rate higher than 20.8% which is twice the EU average in 2012.
Meanwhile, many regions situated in the north of Europe scored much lower in the unemployment rankings.
Salzburg, Austria had an unemployment rate of just 2.5% while Germany’s Tubingen, Oberbayern and Trier only have 2.7% of workers unemployed.