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If Spain's labor force was the size of the US

If Spain were the size of the US, it would have over 40 million unemployed

By David Yanofsky in Spain

If Spain had a labor force the size of the United States, it would have more than three times the number of unemployed people, amounting to 40.7 million (American-sized) Spaniards.

Although Spain has a population and labor force less than one-sixth of United States, the European nation’s 6 million unemployed is half the size of the unemployed population in the US, according to government figures from each nation. Spain reported its unemployment rate was 26.02% in the fourth quarter of 2012.

Here’s a proportional look at the employment situation in each nation: