The number of people registered as unemployed in Spain shrank by 129,378 from a month earlier to 3.78 million in May of 2021, the third consecutive month of declines in unemployment and the largest monthly decrease since the series began amid the gradual easing of Covid-19 restrictions and the upturn in tourist arrivals. By sector, unemployment went down the most in services (-93,327), followed by industry (-9,403), agriculture (-9,155), and construction (-8,149). By region, the biggest declines were reported in Andalucia (-28,561), Cataluña (-15,368) and Valencia (-12,385). source: Ministerio de Empleo y Seguridad Social

Unemployment Change in Spain averaged 5.18 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 June 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
-129.38 -39.01 461.00 -129.38 1960 - 2021 Thousand Monthly
Volumes, NSA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
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 -39.0K -59.1K -66K
2021-06-02 07:00 AM May -129.4K -39.0K -54K
2021-07-02 07:00 AM Jun -129.4K
2021-08-03 07:00 AM Jul
2021-09-02 07:00 AM Aug
2021-10-04 07:00 AM Sep


News Stream
Spain Jobless Retreats at Record Pace
The number of people registered as unemployed in Spain shrank by 129,378 from a month earlier to 3.78 million in May of 2021, the third consecutive month of declines in unemployment and the largest monthly decrease since the series began amid the gradual easing of Covid-19 restrictions and the upturn in tourist arrivals. By sector, unemployment went down the most in services (-93,327), followed by industry (-9,403), agriculture (-9,155), and construction (-8,149). By region, the biggest declines were reported in Andalucia (-28,561), Cataluña (-15,368) and Valencia (-12,385).
2021-06-02
Spain Jobless Falls by 39K in April
The number of people registered as unemployed in Spain declined by 39,012 from a month earlier to 3.91 million in April 2021, the second straight month of falling unemployment and the largest decrease for that month since 2019 amid the gradual easing of Covid-19 restrictions. By sector, unemployment went down in services (-32,192), industry (-5,127), construction (-3,947) and agriculture (-2,622). By region, the biggest declines were reported in Galicia (-9.941), Cataluña (-8.715) and País Vasco (-3.039).
2021-05-05
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 Change
Unemployment Change in Spain measures the change in the number of unemployed compared to the previous month.