Spain jobless rate edges down amid tepid recovery

Associated Press
Spain jobless rate edges down amid tepid recovery

In this photo taken on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, Spanish seasonal worker Dolores Esposito drags a case full of grapes to be used for the production of cherry wine during harvest in Jerez de la Frontera in Cadiz province, Spain. Spain's National Statistics Institute says the country’s jobless rate edged down from 26.3 percent to 26.0 percent during the third quarter, a day after the Bank of Spain laid out the hope that the recession was over. The institute said Thursday, Oct. 24 the number of people out of work dropped by 72,800 July through September, leaving the total number of people unemployed at a rounded 5.9 million. (AP Photo/Juan Carlos Toro)

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