In fact, Andalucía saw the second highest rise in unemployment in Spain, after the Balearic islands. In Malaga, the increase is due to two factors, which share the blame almost equally. One is the destruction of jobs: during the first quarter, the ... exclusively in the services sector, where 18,000 jobs were lost in the first quarter, once the Christmas season and winter sales were over and because it is low season for tourism. In the construction sector the situation was the opposite: a great many new ... jobs were created. In three months, 9,300 more people were employed in this sector, an increase of 22.5 per cent, bringing the total to over 50,000. The agriculture sector also grew, although to a lesser extent: there were 3,000 more people employed.