The number of unemployed persons decreased 5.55 percent to 4.32 million. Biggest decreases were recorded in Cataluña (-51.1 thousand), Madrid (-41.8 thousand) and Comunitat Valenciana (-29.2 thousand).
The number of employed persons rose 1.24 percent to 18.52 million. Employment increased in both public (+8.9 thousand) and private (+217.7 thousand) sectors, mainly for those with a temporary job contract (+245.9 thousand) while it fell for those with a permanent contract (-29.1 thousand). Among sector, biggest job gains occured in services (+178.7 thousand), industry (+34.2 thousand) and construction (+29.9 thousand) while agriculture shed 16.3 thousand jobs. Among regions, employment rose the most in Cataluña (+42.7 thousand) but fell in Murcia (-5.6 thousand).
The number of people detached from the labour force increased 0.42 percent to 15.695 million.
A year earlier, the jobless rate was higher at 21.18 percent.