The number of unemployed persons declined 1.9 percent to 4.24 million with the biggest decreases recorded in Comunitat Valenciana (-23.1 thousand persons), Madrid (-18.3 thousand persons) and Asturias (-13.7 thousand persons).
The number of employed persons decreased 0.1 percent to 18.51 million. Employment decreased in both public (-17.8 thousand) and in private sector (-1.6 thousand). By regions, employment rose the most in Comunitat Valenciana (+32.6 thousand), Madrid (+27.8 thousand) and Castilla-La Mancha (+13.7 thousand)
By sector, jobs were created in agriculture (+72.9 thousand) and industry (+47.8 thousand) while employment fell in services (-112.3 thousand) and construction (-27.8 thousand).
Temporary job contracts decreased by 79.4 thousand while permament contracts rose 60.2 thousand.
The number of detached from the labour force increased 0.9 percent to 15.839 million persons.
A year earlier, the jobless rate was higher at 20.9 percent.