This week Lanzarote broke new records of workers registered with Social Security, compared with seven years ago when in percentage terms, registered the most unemployment in the Canary Islands. The answer to this rapid change of improvement for workers is found in tourism and construction.
During the month of February, Lanzarote accounted for 54,445 workers registered with Social Security, and reflects a 6.4% increase compared with the same period last year. The increase in employment is estimated at 13,000 new jobs, and contrasts with 2009 when over 43,000 people were made unemployed. This is connected with a boom in construction on the island.
Tourism is the other major economic sector on the island, and has also been a key factor in the current improvement in the employment sector. Another important support for the creation of jobs has been the employment plans produced by the Government of Lanzarote.
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