Spanish unemployment fell for the first time in 12 months, by 24,741 people, according to the latest figures released by the Ministry of work on Tuesday.

The total number of people unemployed in Spain was at 3,620,139 in May according to the Ministry.

The sudden drop in unemployment is mainly attributed to the heavy government spending of around 8 billion euros in job creation program as well as seasonal factors, such as work on farms and in the tourism industry which is now coming into the high season.

The latest figures did not yet mean that Spain had come to grip with economic uncertainties and the recession, senior official Maravillas Rojo conceded.

The unemployment rate in Spain with 3.62 million people out of work is still the highest absolute level of any euro zone country.

What fails to be mentioned by the Ministry or the Spanish press, are the number of people who are unemployed but have disappeared from the statistics (1,000,000 in May alone).