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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Spain’s Population Declines Amid Economic Crisis

People queue to enter an unemployment registry office in Madrid, on Thursday Jan. 24, 2013. Spain’s unemployment rate shot up to a record 26.02 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012, leaving almost million people now out of work. (Paul White/AP)

People queue to enter an unemployment registry office in Madrid, on Thursday Jan. 24, 2013. Spain’s unemployment rate shot up to a record 26.02 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012, leaving almost million people now out of work. (Paul White/AP)

The economic crisis in Spain, where the unemployment rate is a record 27 percent, is forcing people to leave the country to look for work.

The BBC’s Tom Burridge reports the birthrate in Spain is also falling, because couples believe they can’t afford to have children under the economic circumstances.


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