News Summary: Spain's jobless above 6 million

News Summary: Spain's jobless rate jumps to record 27.2 pct _ 6.2 million people out of work

Associated Press

GRIM RECORD: With over 6 million unemployed for the first time ever, Spain's jobless rate shot up to a record 27.2 percent in the first quarter of 2013, the National Statistics Institute said.

JOBLESS YOUTH: The number of people considered long-term unemployed — out of a job for more than a year — increased to 3.5 million, while the unemployment rate for those aged under 25 was a staggering 57 percent.

4-YEAR SLUMP: Spain has been in recession for much of the past four years as it struggles to deal with the collapse of its once-booming real estate sector in 2008.

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