The number of registered jobless in Spain rose by 1.2 percent in February from the preceding month, or by 59,444 people, leaving 5 million people out of work.

The National Statitistics Institute quarterly jobless survey, which polls registered and non-registered unemployed, showed in January that there were almost 6 million people out of work in Spain end-2012, or 26 percent of the workforce.

Spain's unemployment rate rose to 26 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012, or 5.97 million people up from 25 percent in the previous quarter and more than double the European Union average.

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