GRIM RECORD: With over 6 million unemployed for the first time ever, Spain's jobless rate shot up to a record 27.2 percent in the first quarter of 2013, the National Statistics Institute said.
JOBLESS YOUTH: The number of people considered long-term unemployed — out of a job for more than a year — increased to 3.5 million, while the unemployment rate for those aged under 25 was a staggering 57 percent.
4-YEAR SLUMP: Spain has been in recession for much of the past four years as it struggles to deal with the collapse of its once-booming real estate sector in 2008.
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