Unemployed immigrants in Spain will receive compensation salaries if they accept to return to the their native country, Financial Times reads in its online edition on Wednesday. The measure is part of a reform pack meant to reduce the economic impact of the labor market decrease.

Spanish Labor minister Celestino Corbacho declared that some 15 to 20% of the immigrants will be drawn by this measure from the 100 000 foreign workers in Spain. The measure mostly triggers workers who came from Africa or South America.

Legal immigrants coming from non EU member states, if unemployed, will receive 40% of the unemployment pay if they give up their residence and labor right. The rest of the sum will be received once the immigrants returns to their native country.