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Thousands queue for jobs in Spain

More than 34,000 people have applied for just 200 jobs in health services in Spain, highlighting the critical situation facing job seekers in the European country. Candidates sat an exam at the University of Valencia in a bid to win a job as a hospital orderly. More than 5.9m people are unemployed in Spain, and the country’s third quarter unemployment rate is 25.98 percent.

Thousands queue for jobs in Spain
People gather to enter their classroom at the University of Valencia to take the exam to apply for 200 jobs in health services on November 24, 2013 in Valencia, Spain. 34,797 people applied for 200 orderly posts in the Hospitals of the Autonomous region of Valencia. The Spanish third quarter unemployment rate is 25,98%. More than 5.9 million people are unemployed in Spain. (Getty Images)
Thousands queue for jobs in Spain
A woman points on the lists as she looks for her classroom prior to enter the University of Valencia to take the exam to apply for 200 jobs in health services on November 24, 2013 in Valencia, Spain. 34,797 people applied for 200 orderly posts in the Hospitals of the Autonomous region of Valencia. The Spanish third quarter unemployment rate is 25,98%. More than 5.9 million people are unemployed in Spain. (Getty Images)
Thousands queue for jobs in Spain
People wait to enter their classroom at the University of Valencia to take the exam to apply for 200 jobs in health services on November 24, 2013 in Valencia, Spain. 34,797 people applied for 200 orderly posts in the Hospitals of the Autonomous region of Valencia. The Spanish third quarter unemployment rate is 25,98%. More than 5.9 million people are unemployed in Spain. (Getty Images)
Thousands queue for jobs in Spain
Women revise their notes as they wait to enter the University of Valencia to take the exam to apply for 200 jobs in health services on November 24, 2013 in Valencia, Spain. 34,797 people applied for 200 orderly posts in the Hospitals of the Autonomous region of Valencia. The Spanish third quarter unemployment rate is 25,98%. More than 5.9 million people are unemployed in Spain. (Getty Images)
Thousands queue for jobs in Spain
People gather to enter the University of Valencia to take the exam to apply for 200 jobs in health services on November 24, 2013 in Valencia, Spain. 34,797 people applied for 200 orderly posts in the Hospitals of the Autonomous region of Valencia. The Spanish third quarter unemployment rate is 25,98%. More than 5.9 million people are unemployed in Spain. (Getty Images)
Thousands queue for jobs in Spain
People wait to enter their classroom at the University of Valencia to take the exam to apply for 200 jobs in health services on November 24, 2013 in Valencia, Spain. 34,797 people applied for 200 orderly posts in the Hospitals of the Autonomous region of Valencia. The Spanish third quarter unemployment rate is 25,98%. More than 5.9 million people are unemployed in Spain. (Getty Images)
Thousands queue for jobs in Spain
People look for their names on the lists to enter the University of Valencia to take the exam to apply for 200 jobs in health services on November 24, 2013 in Valencia, Spain. 34,797 people applied for 200 orderly posts in the Hospitals of the Autonomous region of Valencia. The Spanish third quarter unemployment rate is 25,98%. More than 5.9 million people are unemployed in Spain. (Getty Images)
Thousands queue for jobs in Spain
People listen the last intructions prior to take the exam to apply for 200 jobs in health services at the University of Valencia on November 24, 2013 in Valencia, Spain. 34,797 people applied for 200 orderly posts in the Hospitals of the Autonomous region of Valencia. The Spanish third quarter unemployment rate is 25,98%. More than 5.9 million people are unemployed in Spain. (Getty Images)