Considering the whole country, the number of jobless people rose by 34.9 thousand to 3.766 million. Madrid (+51.8 thousand), Castile and León (+15.5 thousand) and Balearic Islands (+15.4 thousand) saw the biggest rises in unemployment while main declines were seen in Andalucia (-159.7 thousand), Valencia (-17.2 thousand) and Basque Country (-10 thousand).
The number of employed went down by 50.9 thousand to 18.998 million. Job losses were seen in services (-124.3 thousand) and construction (10.9 thousand). In contrast, employment rose in agriculture (+43.7 thousand) and industry (+40.7 thousand). By region, the largest falls were seen in Balearic Islands (-65.5 thousand), Castile and León (-20.9 thousand) and Galicia (-16.7 thousand) while the largest increases were observed in Valencia (+21.8 thousand), Andalucia (+19.3 thousand) and Canarias (+16.6 thousand). Employment went down by 63.5 thousand in the private sector but rose by 12.7 thousand in the public. 15.923 million where working in the previate sector and 3.074 million in the public one. Considering the last year, the largest employment gains were recorded in Andalucia (+126.4 thousand), Catalonia (+113.6 thousand) and Madrid (+66.2 thousand).
The number of active people fell by 15.9 thousand to 22.765 million, bringing the labour force participation rate down to 58.8 percent from 58.82 percent.