The number of people registered as unemployed in Spain fell by 1, 836 from a month earlier, or 0.06 percent, to 3.253 million in November of 2018 and well below market expectations of a 34,200 increase. By sector, unemployed decreased in industry (1,448), agriculture and fishing (-370), construction (-155) but rose in services (8,092). By regions, main declines were seen in Madrid (-5,921), Andalusia (-4,379), Comunidad Valenciana (-3,529) and Castilla-La Mancha (-3,509) while gain were recorded in Islas Baleares (9,655), Catalonia (3,208) and Canarias (1,874). Unemployment dropped by 9,739 for those below 25 years old while for those aged more than 25, jobless increased by 7,903. Unemployment Change in Spain averaged 4.47 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.

Unemployment Change in Spain is expected to be -50.80 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 30.60 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Spain Unemployment Change is projected to trend around -32.10 Thousand in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
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 52.19K 20.4K 49.1K
2018-12-04 08:00 AM Unemployment Change -1.84K 52.19K 34.2K 15.1K
2019-01-03 08:00 AM Unemployment Change -1.84K -50.8K
2019-02-01 08:00 AM Unemployment Change
2019-03-01 08:00 AM Unemployment Change


Spain Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 14.55 15.28 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Employed Persons 19528.00 19344.10 20510.60 10949.20 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 3196.95 3223.21 4889.46 468.29 Thousand [+]
Unemployment Change -1.84 52.20 461.01 -129.30 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 2713.80 2899.70 2899.70 572.70 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 16814.20 16444.30 18488.00 11007.60 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 6.60 7.00 13.60 1.50 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 34.90 34.30 55.90 17.20 percent [+]
Productivity 111.70 104.50 112.80 85.70 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 102.40 98.30 105.70 66.70 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 71.59 51.56 541.53 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 58.73 58.80 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 [+]
Employment Change 0.70 0.40 1.80 -2.30 percent [+]
Employment Rate 64.01 63.53 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 December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-1.84 52.20 461.01 -129.30 1960 - 2018 Thousand Monthly
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Germany -16.00 Nov/18
Spain -1.84 Nov/18


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