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Spain's jobless rate soars to 17%

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Spain's unemployment rate hit 17.4% at the end of March, figures have shown, with the jobless total now having doubled over the past 12 months.

The government says help is on the way, but for now Spain is "in the eye of the perfect storm," as Steve Kingstone reports from Madrid.

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