The number of people registered as unemployed in Spain fell by 59,149 from a month earlier to 3.95 million in March 2021, the third largest drop on record and the best figure for a March month since 2015. By sector, unemployment decreased in services (-53,686), construction (-7,685) and industry (-3,675), but rose in agriculture (+2,368). By region, the biggest declines were reported in Andalucía (-16,925), Comunidad Valenciana (-8,897), Cataluña (-6,390) y la Comunidad de Madrid (-5,471). source: Ministerio de Empleo y Seguridad Social

Unemployment Change in Spain averaged 5.24 Thousand from 1960 until 2021, 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 April of 2021.

Unemployment Change in Spain is expected to be 40.00 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 -27.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Spain Unemployment Change is projected to trend around -20.00 Thousand in 2022 and -14.00 Thousand in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Spain Unemployment Change

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-59.15 44.44 461.00 -129.30 1960 - 2021 Thousand Monthly
Volumes, NSA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-01-05 08:00 AM Dec 36.8K 25.3K 15K
2021-02-02 08:00 AM Jan 76.2K 36.8K 120K
2021-03-02 08:00 AM Feb 44.4K 76.2K 45K
2021-04-06 07:00 AM Mar -59.1K 44.4K 12K
2021-05-05 07:00 AM Apr -59.1K
2021-06-02 07:00 AM May
2021-07-02 07:00 AM Jun
2021-08-03 07:00 AM Jul


News Stream
Spain Unemployment Drops in March
The number of people registered as unemployed in Spain fell by 59,149 from a month earlier to 3.95 million in March 2021, the third largest drop on record and the best figure for a March month since 2015. By sector, unemployment decreased in services (-53,686), construction (-7,685) and industry (-3,675), but rose in agriculture (+2,368). By region, the biggest declines were reported in Andalucía (-16,925), Comunidad Valenciana (-8,897), Cataluña (-6,390) y la Comunidad de Madrid (-5,471).
2021-04-06
Spain Jobless Rises by 44.4K in February
The number of people registered as unemployed in Spain rose by 44,436 from a month earlier to 4.01 million in February 2021, the largest increase for a February month since 2013. By sector, unemployment increased in services (+36,877); agriculture (+6,174) and industry (+629), but fell in construction (-5,116). By gender, unemployment among women was up by 31,404, and among men rose by 13,032. By region, the biggest increases were reported in Andalucía (14,418), Comunidad Valenciana (8,363) and Comunidad de Madrid (7,417), while the biggest falls were seen in Basque Country (-1,702), Extremadura (-1,517) and Galicia (-756).
2021-03-02
Spain Unemployment Rises the Most in 9 Months
The number of people registered as unemployed in Spain increased by 76.2 thousand from a month earlier to 3.96 million in January of 2021, following a 36.8 thousand rise in December as tighter restrictions to contain the second wave of coronavirus infections continued to hurt the labour market. It is the highest number since April as unemployment went up in services (+78.1 thousand), agriculture (+3.3 thousand) and industry (+1.1 thousand) but it decreased in construction (-0.9 thousand). By region, the biggest increases were recorded in Anadalucia (+18.249 thousand), Cataluna (+10.470 thousand) and Valencian Community (+10.094 thousand).
2021-02-02
Spain Jobless Rises for 3rd Month
The number of people registered as unemployed in Spain increased by 36.8 thousand from a month earlier to 3.89 million in December of 2020, following a 25.3 thousand rise in November as restrictions to contain a second wave of coronavirus infections continued to hurt the labour market. By sector, unemployment went up in construction (+18.496 thousand), industry (+9.885 thousand) and services (+8.134 thousand), but fell in agriculture (-1.311 thousand). By gender, unemployment among men was up by 33.958 thousand, and among women rose by 2.867 thousand. By region, the biggest increases were reported in Catalonia (+12.863 thousand), Castilla y León (+5.019 thousand) and Valencian Community (+4.030 thousand).
2021-01-05

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