Santa Cruz de Tenerife, among the 15 municipalities in Spain with the highest unemployment rate


The National Institute of Statistics (INE) has published this Monday its report Urban Indicators 2022, which includes, among other parameters, the unemployment rate and wealth in the different municipalities of the country. According to this document, four Canarian municipalities are in the ranking of the fifteen with the highest registered unemployment rate. This is Santa Lucía de Tirajana, in Gran Canaria, which has 26% unemployment; Arrecife, with 24.8%; Telde, with 24.6%, and Santa Cruz de Tenerife with 24.3%.

A Canarian municipality, the fifth with the highest unemployment rate in the entire country

A Canarian municipality, the fifth with the highest unemployment rate in the entire country

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Ahead of Santa Lucía de Tirajana, the first four municipalities with the most unemployment are located in Andalusia: Linares, with a rate of 30.9%; La Línea de la Concepción (30.3%), Alcalá de Guadaira (26.9%) and Jerez de la Frontera (26%).

Thus, of the 15 municipalities with the most unemployment, eleven belong to the Community of Andalusia and four to the Canary Islands.

In contrast, Pozuelo de Alarcón (Madrid) is the municipality with the highest average income and the lowest unemployment rate in all of Spain. According to Statistics data, Pozuelo (Madrid) is the municipality in Spain with the lowest estimated average unemployment rate in 2021, with 6.2%, followed by Sant Cugat del Vallès (6.4%) and Las Rozas de Madrid (7.1%).

On the other hand, Linares (Jaén), with 30.9%, followed by La Línea de la Concepción (30.3%) and Alcalá de Guadaíra (26.9%) presented the highest unemployment rates.

After Pozuelo, Sant Cugat del Vallès and Las Rozas, the Madrid municipality of Majadahonda (7.4%), Donostia/San Sebastián (7.8%) and Getxo (7.9%) also stand out for their low unemployment rates.

In this way, of the 15 municipalities with the lowest estimated average unemployment rates for 2021, six are in the Community of Madrid, four in Catalonia, three in the Basque Country and two in Galicia.

Regarding activity rates, the cities with the highest in 2021 were Rivas-Vaciamadrid (69.7%), Valdemoro (68.8%) and Parla (67.4%). On the opposite side, the cities with the lowest activity rates were Ferrol (49.9%), León (50.2%) and Salamanca (50.4%).

wealth level

The INE statistics also include average annual income data, this time referring to the year 2019. Pozuelo de Alarcón repeats as the city with the highest average annual net income per inhabitant, with 26,367 euros, followed by Boadilla del Monte (Madrid), with 21,976 euros, and Sant Cugat del Vallès (Barcelona), with 21,122 euros.

Thus, and according to the statistics, Madrid and Barcelona concentrate the 10 neighborhoods with the highest average annual net income per inhabitant in Spain.

On the contrary, the cities with the lowest income per inhabitant were Níjar (Almería), with 7,097 euros; Vícar (Almería), with 7,634 euros, and Los Palacios and Villafranca (Seville), with 8,054 euros.

The statistics published this Monday also incorporate an indicator on life expectancy at birth, which represents the average number of years that a person is expected to live from the moment of birth, it has been calculated as an average of three years, with 2019 being the year reference center.

According to the report, three municipalities were over 85 years old, all of them from Madrid: Pozuelo de Alarcón, Majadahonda and Las Rozas de Madrid. At the opposite extreme, La Línea de la Concepción was the only one of the 126 cities studied with a life expectancy at birth of less than 80 years.



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