Street artist Above was recently invited to Zaragoza, Spain to paint at the 7th annual International art festival ASALTO where he painted this 40 meter wall piece 24% DESEMPLEADOS (24% UNEMPLOYED)

Spain is the Eurozone’s 4th largest economy, however one in four people in Spain are unemployed. In August 2012, Spain's unemployment rate reached 24.4%, twice the euro-zone average. Even more shocking is the unemployment rate for those under 25 years old, is a staggering 53%!

As of September 2012 there are 4,600,000 people without jobs in Spain. An unemployment rate of 24% or 25% puts a country about where the U.S. was during the 1930s during the Great Depression. In September 2012 Spain breaks the world record and has the highest unemployment anywhere in the world!


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