Spanish emigration up sharply in 2012

first_img Top Stories The figures are based on municipal censuses.Spain is in recession again and suffering under the weight of an unemployment rate of near 25 percent.Spain’s population grew by nearly a fifth to some 47 million in the decade prior to the beginning of the financial crisis in 2008.It now stands at 46 million.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Comments   Share   5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologist More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family New high school in Mesa lets students pick career pathscenter_img Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Sponsored Stories MADRID (AP) – The National Statistics Institute says the number of Spaniards leaving the recession-wracked country in the first six months of the year was up 44 percent from the same period last year.The institute says Tuesday that current estimates show 40, 625 Spaniards emigrated between January and the end of June, compared to 28,162 last year.It says a total of 269,515 people left the country in the six-month period, 228, 890 of whom were foreigners. Patients with chronic pain give advice How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generationlast_img