The number of people registering as jobless in Spain fell by 43,727 people, or 1.5 percent, to 2.84 million in December 2022, the lowest for the month of December since 2007. By economic sector, unemployment fell in services (-37,080 people), agriculture (-4,922), and among people without previous employment (-7,155). By region, the biggest declines were reported in Andalusia (-22,280), Madrid (-6,782), and the Canary Islands (-3,124). Compared to December 2021, unemployment has decreased by 268,252 people. Spain lost 8,347 net formal jobs in December to 20.31 million jobs, after November's record high job creation, a separate report from the Social Security Ministry showed. source: Ministerio de Empleo y Seguridad Social

Unemployment Change in Spain averaged 3.62 Thousand from 1960 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 461.00 Thousand in January of 2001 and a record low of -197.84 Thousand in July of 2021. 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 January of 2023.

Unemployment Change in Spain is expected to be 25.00 Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations.

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Spain Unemployment Change



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-12-02 08:00 AM Nov -33.512K -27.027K 17K
2023-01-03 08:00 AM Dec -43.727K -33.512K -20K
2023-02-02 08:00 AM Jan -43.727K 5K


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Unemployed Persons 2837.65 2881.38 Thousand Dec 2022
Unemployment Change -43.73 -33.51 Thousand Dec 2022
Retirement Age Women 66.17 66.00 Years Dec 2022
Retirement Age Men 66.17 66.00 Years Dec 2022

Spain Unemployment Change
Unemployment Change in Spain measures the change in the number of unemployed compared to the previous month.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-43.73 -33.51 461.00 -197.84 1960 - 2022 Thousand Monthly
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News Stream
Spain Unemployment Falls Further in December
The number of people registering as jobless in Spain fell by 43,727 people, or 1.5 percent, to 2.84 million in December 2022, the lowest for the month of December since 2007. By economic sector, unemployment fell in services (-37,080 people), agriculture (-4,922), and among people without previous employment (-7,155). By region, the biggest declines were reported in Andalusia (-22,280), Madrid (-6,782), and the Canary Islands (-3,124). Compared to December 2021, unemployment has decreased by 268,252 people. Spain lost 8,347 net formal jobs in December to 20.31 million jobs, after November's record high job creation, a separate report from the Social Security Ministry showed.
2023-01-03
Spain Unemployment Drops in November
The number of people registering as jobless in Spain fell by 33,512 people, or 1.2 percent, to 2.88 million in November 2022, the lowest in a month of November since 2007. By economic sector, unemployment fell in services (-25,083 people), agriculture (-4,507), industry (-3,783), and construction (-1,924). By region, the biggest declines were reported in the Valencian Community (-15,330), Andalusia (-11,169), and Madrid (-7,757). Compared to November 2021, unemployment has decreased by 301,307 people. Spain added 78,695 net formal jobs to 20.32 million jobs in November, according to seasonally adjusted data, making it the 19th month of job creation in a row, a separate report from the Social Security Ministry showed.
2022-12-02
Spain Unemployment Surprisingly Falls in October
The number of people registered as unemployed in Spain fell by 27,027 from a month earlier to 2.915 million, the lowest in a month of October since 2008. It was the biggest decline for an October month, a period of typical increases. By sector, unemployment fell the most in services (-16,153); agriculture (-11,351); construction (-4,566) and industry (-551). By region, the biggest declines were reported in Andalusia (-18,736); Cataluña (-6,322) and Extremadura (-2,670). Meanwhile, Spain added 16,095 net formal jobs during the month to 20.24 million jobs, the 18th consecutive month of job creation.
2022-11-03