Artist ABOVE was invited to Zaragoza, Spain, to paint at the 7th annual international art festival ASALTO. This is the result: a 120 foot long wall painting titled 24% DESEMPLEADOS (translation: 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!