The economic crisis has seen the loss of 125,421 businesses in Spain since December 2007, according to a study published yesterday by the Asociación de Grandes Empresas de Trabajo Temporal (Agett), and the Canaries is the third hardest hit area in the country. In the table, 7,569 businesses have closed in Murcia (-16.1%), 22,830 in Comunidad Valenciana (13.8%), and 8,669 in the Canaries (13.4%).
The report also shows that the Canaries is one of just three autonomous regions which has not seen an increase in numbers of businesses since July this year. The other two are Madrid and País Vasco. Construction, along with civil engineering, are those industries which have suffered the most, and lead the field in lost jobs.
At least there are indications generally, if not in the Canaries, of some early signs of recovery for the Spanish economy. El Dia