People queue to enter an unemployment registry office in Madrid, Thursday Jan. 24, 2013. Spain’s unemployment rate shot up to a record 26.02 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012 leaving almost million people now out of work, the National Statistics Institute said Thursday. Over the year, 691,700 more people lost their jobs, the institute said, adding that there were now a rounded 1.8 million households in which no one was employed. Spain is in the throes of its second recession in just over three years following the collapse of its once-booming real estate sector in 2008. (AP Photo/Paul White)

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People queue to enter an unemployment registry office in Madrid, Thursday Jan. 24, 2013. Spain’s unemployment rate shot up to a record 26.02 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012 leaving almost million people now out of work, the National Statistics Institute said Thursday. Over the year, 691,700 more people lost their jobs, the institute said, adding that there were now a rounded 1.8 million households in which no one was employed. Spain is in the throes of its second recession in just over three years following the collapse of its once-booming real estate sector in 2008. (AP Photo/Paul White)
People queue to enter an unemployment registry office in Madrid, Thursday Jan. 24, 2013. Spain’s unemployment rate shot up to a record 26.02 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012 leaving almost million people now out of work, the National Statistics Institute said Thursday. Over the year, 691,700 more people lost their jobs, the institute said, adding that there were now a rounded 1.8 million households in which no one was employed. Spain is in the throes of its second recession in just over three years following the collapse of its once-booming real estate sector in 2008. (AP Photo/Paul White)
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