August’s unemployment figures for the Canaries are positive for the first time in a while, going down 0.39%. The drop is the second highest in the whole of Spain. Nationally, unemployment actually rose in August, by 0.38%, leaving 4,625,634 throughout the country. Here in the Canaries, our drop of 0.39% means 1,119 fewer people were out of work, 890 in the Santa Cruz province, and 229 in Las Palmas. Compared to a year ago, both figures are higher, but August’s positive results offer a glimmer of hope.