Spain Unemployment Change  1960-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The number of people registered as unemployed in Spain increased by 20,441 from a month earlier, or 0.64 percent, to 3.20 million in September of 2018. Figures came below market expectations of a rise of 28.2 thousand. Across sectors, the number of unemployed persons went up in services (+28,945) while it decreased in agriculture (-8,437), construction (-7,427) and industry (-2,415). By genders, unemployment increased for men by 6,157 to 1.31 million and by 14,284 to 1.89 million for women.The number of unemployed persons rose in 11 autonomous regions, mainly Andalucia (+12,021), Extremadura (+3,640) and Asturias (+2,269). In contrast, declines were reported primarily in Castilla-la-Mancha (-5,196) and Canarias (-1,587). Unemployment Change in Spain averaged 4.41 Thousand from 1960 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 461.01 Thousand in January of 2001 and a record low of -129.30 Thousand in April of 2017.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-08-02 07:00 AM Unemployment Change -27.1K -90K -87.6K -28.1K
2018-09-04 07:00 AM Unemployment Change 47.0K -27.1K 42.4K
2018-10-02 07:00 AM Unemployment Change 20.4K 47K 28.2K 21.9K
2018-11-05 08:00 AM Unemployment Change 20.4K 49.1K
2018-12-04 08:00 AM Unemployment Change 15.1K


Spain Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 15.30 16.74 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Employed Persons 19344.10 18874.20 20510.60 10949.20 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 3250.69 3270.09 4889.46 468.29 Thousand [+]
Unemployment Change 20.40 47.00 461.01 -129.30 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 2899.70 2814.30 2899.70 572.70 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 16444.30 16059.90 18488.00 11007.60 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 7.00 7.10 13.60 1.50 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 33.60 33.70 55.90 17.20 percent [+]
Productivity 104.50 103.70 112.80 85.70 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 98.30 105.10 105.70 66.70 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 44.06 35.43 541.53 19.61 Thousand [+]
Wages 1951.81 1844.24 2026.14 1264.36 EUR/Month [+]
Minimum Wages 858.55 858.55 858.55 485.71 EUR/Month [+]
Population 46.66 46.53 46.82 30.33 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 65.50 65.42 65.50 65.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 65.50 65.42 65.50 65.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 58.80 58.46 60.55 48.88 percent [+]
Living Wage Family 1100.00 1080.00 1100.00 1080.00 EUR/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 810.00 770.00 810.00 725.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 1980.00 1950.00 2100.00 1950.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 927.00 908.00 968.00 908.00 EUR/Month [+]
Employment Change 0.70 0.40 1.80 -2.30 percent [+]
Employment Rate 63.53 62.07 67.18 54.91 percent [+]


Spain Unemployment Change

Unemployment Change in Spain measures the change in the number of unemployed compared to the previous month. 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 - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
20.40 47.00 461.01 -129.30 1960 - 2018 Thousand Monthly
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