The number of jobless people fell by 340.7 thousand to 3.9143 million, with declines seen in all sectors. Unemployment in services went down by 144 thousnad, following a 104.8 thousand rise in the previous quarter. By region, the largest decreases occurred in Catalonia (-79.2 thousand), Andalusia (-72.2 thousand) and Madrid (-38.9 thousand).
The number of employed increased by 375 thousand to 18.8133 million, mainly due to rises in services (+272.4 thousand), industry (+65.7 thousand) and construction (+52.1 thousand). In contrast, employment fell in agriculture (-15.2 thousand). By region, the largest increases were seen in Catalonia (72.6 thousand), Balearic Islands (65 thousand) and Andalusia (53.5 thousand). Employment increased in by 345.1 thousand in the private sector and by 29.9 thousand in the public.
The number of active people increased by 34.3 thousand to 22.7276 million, bringing the labour force participation rate up to 58.84 percent from 58.78 percent.