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

The number of people registered as unemployed in Spain dropped by 83,738 month-over-month to 3.252 million in May of 2018 and below market expectations of a 105,700 fall. Among sectors, the number of unemployed declined in services (-53,542); agriculture (-8,032); industry (-8,227) and construction (-11,254). Also, the number of people paying in to the social security system as workers increased by 1.27 percent or 237,207 to 18.92 million. Unemployment decreased in all the autonomous regions, mainly in Cataluña (-13,378), Andalucia (-13,001); and Madrid (-9,830). Unemployment Change in Spain averaged 4.50 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
2018-04-03 07:00 AM Unemployment Change -47.7K -6.28K -47.5K -42.7K
2018-05-04 07:00 AM Unemployment Change -86.7K -47.7K -100.2K -120.2K
2018-06-04 07:00 AM Unemployment Change -83.7K -86.7K -105.7K -116.3K
2018-07-03 07:00 AM Unemployment Change -83.7K -100.2K
2018-08-02 07:00 AM Unemployment Change -28.1K
2018-09-04 07:00 AM Unemployment Change 42.4K


Spain Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 16.74 16.55 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Employed Persons 18874.20 18998.40 20510.60 10949.20 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 3300.96 3304.20 4889.46 468.29 Thousand [+]
Unemployment Change -83.70 -86.70 461.01 -129.30 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 2814.30 2805.40 2874.30 572.70 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 16059.90 16193.00 18488.00 11007.60 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 7.10 7.10 13.60 1.50 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 34.40 35.00 55.90 17.20 percent [+]
Productivity 103.70 110.40 112.70 85.70 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 105.10 96.60 105.70 66.70 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 59.81 51.47 541.53 19.61 Thousand [+]
Wages 1844.24 2020.14 2026.14 1264.36 EUR/Month [+]
Minimum Wages 858.55 825.65 858.55 485.71 EUR/Month [+]
Population 46.53 46.44 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 58.46 58.80 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 0.40 0.40 1.80 -2.30 percent [+]
Employment Rate 62.07 62.57 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 June of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-83.70 -86.70 461.01 -129.30 1960 - 2018 Thousand Monthly
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