The number of people registered as unemployed in Spain rose by 13.9 thousand from a month earlier, or 0.45 percent, to 3.08 million in September 2019, the lowest figure for a September month since 2008. By sector, the unemployment went up in services (+24.4 thousand) but fell in industry (-2.5 thousand); construction (-7.6 thousand) and agriculture (-9.6 thousand). By regions, main gains were seen in Andalucía (+4.9 thousand) and Extremadura (+4.0 thousand) while declines were seen in País Vasco (-2.4 thousand), Castilla–La Mancha (-2.2 thousand) and La Rioja (-932). Unemployment advanced by 22.7 thousand for those under 25 years old and by 8.8 thousand for those aged more than 25. Unemployment Change in Spain averaged 4.16 Thousand from 1960 until 2019, 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.

Unemployment Change in Spain is expected to be -45.50 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 44.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Spain Unemployment Change is projected to trend around -36.00 Thousand in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-07-02 07:00 AM Unemployment Change Jun -63.8K -84.1K -90K -89K
2019-08-02 07:00 AM Unemployment Change Jul -4.3K -63.8K -21.4K -27K
2019-09-03 07:00 AM Unemployment Change Aug 54.4K -4.3K 51K
2019-10-02 07:00 AM Unemployment Change Sep 13.9K 54.4K 32K
2019-11-05 08:00 AM Unemployment Change Oct 13.9K 62K
2019-12-03 08:00 AM Unemployment Change Nov -4K


Spain Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 14.02 14.70 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Employed Persons 19804.90 19471.10 20510.60 10949.20 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 3115.06 3143.69 4889.46 468.29 Thousand [+]
Unemployment Change 13.90 54.40 461.01 -129.30 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 2951.50 2900.70 2951.50 572.70 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 16853.40 16570.40 18488.00 11007.60 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 5.60 5.70 13.60 1.50 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 32.20 32.10 55.90 17.20 percent [+]
Productivity 105.90 101.80 112.30 85.70 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 104.80 100.40 105.90 66.70 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 41.14 33.22 541.53 19.61 Thousand [+]
Wages 1992.18 1876.19 2039.01 1264.36 EUR/Month [+]
Minimum Wages 1050.00 858.55 1050.00 485.71 EUR/Month [+]
Population 46.66 46.53 46.82 30.33 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 65.67 65.50 65.67 65.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 65.67 65.50 65.67 65.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 58.74 58.35 60.55 48.88 percent [+]
Living Wage Family 1150.00 1120.00 1150.00 1060.00 EUR/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 855.00 820.00 855.00 770.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 1990.00 1990.00 2120.00 1990.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 932.00 894.00 1150.00 894.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wage Growth 6.72 4.92 9.03 -7.18 percent [+]
Employment Change 0.30 0.70 1.80 -2.30 percent [+]
Employment Rate 64.49 63.58 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 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
13.90 54.40 461.01 -129.30 1960 - 2019 Thousand Monthly
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Germany -10.00 Sep/19
Spain 13.90 Sep/19


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