The number of people registered as unemployed in Spain increased by 5.1 thousand from a month earlier to 3.86 million in June 2020, easing further from record rises recorded in March and April as the coronavirus lockdown was lifted. Agriculture was the most affected sector, with unemployment advancing by 25.3 thousand, while declines were seen in the number of jobless in services (-27.3 thousand), construction (-15.9 thousand) and industry (-7.8 thousand). By gender, unemployment among women was up by 24.2 thousand, while that among men dropped 19.1 thousand. By region, the biggest increases were recorded in Comunidad Valenciana and Andalucia, while the biggest falls were seen in Galicia and Castilla-La Mancha.

Unemployment Change in Spain averaged 5.19 Thousand from 1960 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 461 Thousand in January of 2001 and a record low of -129.30 Thousand in April of 2017. This page provides the latest reported value for - Spain Unemployment Change - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Spain Unemployment Change - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2020. source: Ministerio de Empleo y Seguridad Social

Unemployment Change in Spain is expected to be 44.00 Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployment Change in Spain to stand at -40.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Spain Unemployment Change is projected to trend around -36.00 Thousand in 2021 and -20.00 Thousand in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Spain Unemployment Change

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.10 26.60 461.00 -129.30 1960 - 2020 Thousand Monthly
Volumes, NSA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-04-02 07:00 AM Mar 302.3K -7.8K 45K
2020-05-05 07:00 AM Apr 282.9K 302.3K 250K
2020-06-02 07:00 AM May 26.6K 282.9K 90K
2020-07-02 07:00 AM Jun 5.1K 26.6K 72K
2020-08-04 07:00 AM Jul 5.1K -3K
2020-09-02 07:00 AM Aug 59K
2020-10-02 07:00 AM Sep 44K
2020-11-04 08:00 AM Oct 101K


News Stream
Spain Unemployment Rises by the Least in 4 Months
The number of people registered as unemployed in Spain increased by 5.1 thousand from a month earlier to 3.86 million in June 2020, easing further from record rises recorded in March and April as the coronavirus lockdown was lifted. Agriculture was the most affected sector, with unemployment advancing by 25.3 thousand, while declines were seen in the number of jobless in services (-27.3 thousand), construction (-15.9 thousand) and industry (-7.8 thousand). By gender, unemployment among women was up by 24.2 thousand, while that among men dropped 19.1 thousand. By region, the biggest increases were recorded in Comunidad Valenciana and Andalucia, while the biggest falls were seen in Galicia and Castilla-La Mancha.
2020-07-02
Spain Jobless Rises at Softer Pace in May
The number of people registered as unemployed in Spain increased by 26.6 thousand from a month earlier to 3.86 million in May 2020, after rising at record rates in the previous two months as most of the country remained in coronavirus lockdown. The most affected sectors were services and agriculture, with unemployment advancing by 40.8 thousand and 0.71 thousand respectively, while a decline was seen in the number of jobless in construction (-23.7 thousand) and industry (-0.26 thousand).
2020-06-02
Spain Jobless Surges for 2nd Month
The number of people registered as unemployed in Spain increased by 282.9 thousand from a month earlier, to 3.831 million in April 2020. It was the second highest increase in unemployed numbers following 302.3 thousand rise in a previous months. The coronavirus crisis began to have a notable impact on the people registered as unemployed since March 13th, in particular at Easter. By sector, unemployment surged in services (+219.1 thousand); industry (+26.83 thousand); construction (+25.05 thousand); and agriculture (+4.02 thousand). By regions, main increases Cataluña (50.76 thousand); Madrid (41.26 thousand); and Comunidad Valenciana (38.12 thousand). Unemployment advanced by 31.262 thousand for people under 25 years and went up by 251.629 thousand for those aged more than 25.
2020-05-05
Spain Jobless Rises the Most on Record
The number of people registered as unemployed in Spain jumped by 302.3 thousand from a month earlier to 3.548 million in March 2020. It was the biggest monthly increase since comparable records began in Jan 2001 and the highest registered level since April 2017, reflecting the impact on employment produced by the COVID-19 health crisis. By sector, unemployment surged in services (+206.0 thousand); construction (+59.55 thousand); industry (+25.19 thousand) and agriculture (+6.52 thousand). By regions, main rises were seen in Andalucía (138.6 thousand); Comunidad Valenciana (35.57 thousand) and Cataluña (21.83 thousand). Unemployment increased by 26.112 thousand for people under 25 years and climbed by 276.153 thousand for those aged more than 25.
2020-04-02

Spain Unemployment Change
Unemployment Change in Spain measures the change in the number of unemployed compared to the previous month.