The number of unemployed people fell by 306,000 to 3.490 million, with the highest declines seen in Andalusia (-65,400), Madrid (-45,900) and Valencia (32,600). By age, most declines were seen for those aged 25-54 (-271,600) and those with more than 55 (-41,800). On the other hand, unemployment among people aged 16-24 went up by 7,400.
Employment increased by 469,900 thousand to 19.344 million, the biggest quarterly gain ever in employment. Job gains were seen in services (+371,400), construction (+63,400) and industry (+46,400) while the agricultural sector lost 11,300 jobs. Employment in the private sector went up by 457,800 to 16.226 million and the public one by 12,100 to 3.117 million. Among regions, Illes Balears (+85,400), Andalusia (+64,700) and Catalonia (+57,200) added the most jobs.
The number of active people rose by 163,900 thousand to 22.834 million.