Unemployment soars sky high in three Andalucian towns

Jobless numbers in La Linea, Sanlucar de Barrameda and Jerez among highest in Spain

LAST UPDATED: 17 Mar, 2016 @ 08:27

ANDALUCIA has three of the poorest towns in Spain, a new report shows.

Unemployment in La Linea de la Concepcion (40.1%), Sanlucar de Barrameda (42.3%) and Jerez (39.4%) is among the highest in the country, according to the INE survey.

JOBLESS: Southern Spain hit hard by unemployment
JOBLESS: Southern Spain hit hard by unemployment

Torrevieja was named the poorest town in Spain for the third year in a row.

Pozuelo, on the outskirts of Madrid is Spain’s richest town, according to the report.


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  1. La Linea will always be numbered among Spain’s poorest towns. The government of Spain do not see La Linea (population 65,000) as a town at all, it is merely a weapon to be wielded against Gibraltar in whatever way it can be. Madrid would not care if La Linea completely disappeared, hence the wish of many of the population of La Linea to be governed by Gibraltar…