The number of people registered as unemployed in Spain fell by 99,512 from a month earlier to 2.92 million in May of 2022, dropping below three million for the first time since early in the 2008/2009 global financial crisis. It was also the lowest level for more than 13 years, helped by the start of Spain's tourism season. The unemployment decreased in all regions and all sectors, led by services (-64,230), construction (-10,008), agriculture (-8,693) and industry (-7,968). The number of unemployed under 25 years fell to 199,920, the lowest figure in the historical series. Compared to May of 2021, unemployment has decreased by 858,259 people. source: Ministerio de Empleo y Seguridad Social

Unemployment Change in Spain averaged 3.91 Thousand from 1960 until 2022, 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 July of 2022.

Unemployment Change in Spain is expected to be -60.00 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 -14.00 Thousand in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Spain Unemployment Change



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-05-04 07:00 AM Apr -86.3K -2.9K 7K
2022-06-02 07:00 AM May -99.5K -86.3K -14K
2022-07-04 07:00 AM Jun -99.5K -23K


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Unemployed Persons 2922.99 3022.50 Thousand May 2022
Unemployment Change -99.51 -86.26 Thousand May 2022
Retirement Age Women 66.00 65.83 Dec 2021
Retirement Age Men 66.00 65.83 Dec 2021

Spain Unemployment Change
Unemployment Change in Spain measures the change in the number of unemployed compared to the previous month.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-99.51 -86.26 461.00 -197.84 1960 - 2022 Thousand Monthly
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News Stream
Spain Unemployment Falls to Lowest in Over 13 Years
The number of people registered as unemployed in Spain fell by 99,512 from a month earlier to 2.92 million in May of 2022, dropping below three million for the first time since early in the 2008/2009 global financial crisis. It was also the lowest level for more than 13 years, helped by the start of Spain's tourism season. The unemployment decreased in all regions and all sectors, led by services (-64,230), construction (-10,008), agriculture (-8,693) and industry (-7,968). The number of unemployed under 25 years fell to 199,920, the lowest figure in the historical series. Compared to May of 2021, unemployment has decreased by 858,259 people.
2022-06-02
Spain Unemployment Falls the Most on Record for April Month
The number of people registered as unemployed in Spain fell by 86,260 from a month earlier to 3.02 million in April of 2022, the lowest level since April of 2008. It was also the biggest decline for any April month since the series began. By economic sector, unemployment decreased in services (-65,422), agriculture (-9,544), construction (-6,972) and industry (-4.340). Compared to April of 2021, unemployment has decreased by 888,125 people, the largest drop on record.
2022-05-04
Spain Jobless Falls to Lowest Since 2008
The number of people registered as unemployed in Spain fell by 2,921 from a month earlier to 3.109 million in March of 2022, the lowest level since March 2008. By economic sector, unemployment decreased in services (-18,090) but increased in construction (5,664), agriculture (1,568) and Industry (1,173). By region, the biggest declines were reported in the Canarias (-3,381), Illes Balears (3,014) and Galicia (-1,173).Year-on-year, unemployment declined by 840,877, or 21.3%, the most on record. Spain added 23,998 net jobs over the month, with the number of people enrolled in Social Security reaching 19.96 million, the highest number in the historical series, after eleven months of consecutive growth. Meanwhile, the number of people supported by a state-backed furlough scheme stood at 96,603, of which 79,441 are still related to the pandemic.
2022-04-04