The number of unemployed persons in Spain increased by 802,800 to 4.01 million in the first quarter from the previous quarter, the National Institute of Statistics said Friday. The jobless rate stood at 17.36%, up from 13.91% in the fourth quarter.

Meanwhile, the number of employed declined by 766,000 to 19.09 million in the first quarter.

The active population increased by 36,800 to 23.1 million, and the activity rate stood at 60.15% in the first quarter.

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