The number of people registered as unemployed in Spain dropped by 734 from a month earlier to 3.26 million in October 2021, the first time that unemployment has fallen in that month since 1975. It was also the eighth consecutive period of decline in the jobless level, as demand for labor continues to recover from record decreases seen last year triggered by the Covid-19 crisis. By sector, unemployment fell in services (-4,683 people), construction (-4,523) and industry (-847), while it was up in agriculture (+7,577). By region, the biggest declines were reported in Madrid (-9,851), the Canary Islands (-5,242), Castilla y León (-2,774) and the Valencian Community (-2,542). source: Ministerio de Empleo y Seguridad Social

Unemployment Change in Spain averaged 4.26 Thousand from 1960 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 461 Thousand in January of 2001 and a record low of -197.84 Thousand in July of 2021. 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 - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2021.

Unemployment Change in Spain is expected to be -36.00 Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Spain Unemployment Change is projected to trend around -20.00 Thousand in 2022 and -14.00 Thousand in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Spain Unemployment Change


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-10-04 07:00 AM Sep -76.1K -82.6K -62K
2021-11-03 08:00 AM Oct -0.7K -76.1K -56K
2021-12-02 08:00 AM Nov -0.7K 12K


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Unemployed Persons 3257.07 3257.80 Thousand Oct/21
Unemployment Change -0.73 -76.11 Thousand Oct/21
Retirement Age Women 66.00 65.83 Dec/21
Retirement Age Men 66.00 65.83 Dec/21

News Stream
Spain Jobless Posts First Fall for October Month in 46 Years
The number of people registered as unemployed in Spain dropped by 734 from a month earlier to 3.26 million in October 2021, the first time that unemployment has fallen in that month since 1975. It was also the eighth consecutive period of decline in the jobless level, as demand for labor continues to recover from record decreases seen last year triggered by the Covid-19 crisis. By sector, unemployment fell in services (-4,683 people), construction (-4,523) and industry (-847), while it was up in agriculture (+7,577). By region, the biggest declines were reported in Madrid (-9,851), the Canary Islands (-5,242), Castilla y León (-2,774) and the Valencian Community (-2,542).
2021-11-03
Spain Unemployment Falls for 7th Month
The number of people registered as unemployed in Spain decreased by 76,113 from a month earlier to 3.3 million in September of 2021, the seventh consecutive month of falling unemployment, amid the easing Covid-19 restrictions. It was also the largest decline for a September month since available records began in 1960. Unemployment fell across all sectors, namely services (-39,312), agriculture (-13,067), construction (-12,309) and industry (-6.628). By region, the biggest declines were reported in the Canarias (-20,699), Cataluña (-12,658), Castilla La Mancha (-10,720) and Castilla León (-10,281).
2021-10-04
Spain Unemployment Drops in August
The number of people registered as unemployed in Spain declined by 82,583 from a month earlier to 3.3 million in August of 2021, the largest drop in any month of August in the entire historical series. August is traditionally a month in which registered unemployment rises due to a decrease in activity in many sectors due to the holiday period, however, this year has six months of continuous decline. Since February, unemployment has dropped already by 675,000 people. By sector, unemployment decreased in services (-46,224), agriculture (-13,499) and industry (-1,126), while it increased in construction (1,139). ). By region, the biggest declines were reported in Andalucía (-32,102), the Canarias (-19,844 people) and Cataluña (-17,186).
2021-09-02

Spain Unemployment Change
Unemployment Change in Spain measures the change in the number of unemployed compared to the previous month.