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Spain struggles with high suicide rates - Spotlight 2014.7.5
As Spain struggles to make tangible recovery from its financial crisis, the number of suicide deaths continues to rise in the country. Figures from Spain's National Institute of Statistics showed 3,539 suicide cases (2,724 men and 815 women) in Spain during 2012, a rate of 7.6 per 100,000 inhabitants. The figures were the highest since 2005. Official figures show the number of suicides in Spain increased by 11.3 percent in 2012 from the previous year, reaching its highest level in the past years. The factors influencing changes in suicide rates over time remain poorly understood, but some studies suggest that economic reasons are a major influence. An official report released on January 22 showed Spain’s unemployment rate has remained beyond 25 percent for the sixth quarter in a row, making the country home to a third of the unemployed population in the eurozone. It showed the younger generation of the country has been hit hardest by slow recovery over the past years with youth unemployment standing at nearly 58 percent. KQ / HMV /

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Shocking situation... When we think that people are dying every day trying to reach Europe and things are as bad as this in some parts of Europe, it makes us realise the even worse desperation in Africa and in many parts of the Middle East.
3 years ago.