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Healthcare

Almost 900,000 Spanish workers lost their job since coronavirus lockdown

MADRID, April 2 (Reuters) - Spain’s social security data showed on Thursday that close to 900,000 workers lost their job since March 12 when the country went on coronavirus lockdown.

Some 898,822 workers lost their jobs since March 12 in Spain, social security data showed on Thursday, more than half of which are temporary workers.

The number of people officially registered as unemployed in the country rose to 3.5 million in March, the highest level since April 2017. (Reporting by Inti Landauro and Belen Carreno Writing by Ingrid Melander)

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