The number of people registered as unemployed in Spain increased by 76.2 thousand from a month earlier to 3.96 million in January of 2021, following a 36.8 thousand rise in December as tighter restrictions to contain the second wave of coronavirus infections continued to hurt the labour market. It is the highest number since April as unemployment went up in services (+78.1 thousand), agriculture (+3.3 thousand) and industry (+1.1 thousand) but it decreased in construction (-0.9 thousand). By region, the biggest increases were recorded in Anadalucia (+18.249 thousand), Cataluna (+10.470 thousand) and Valencian Community (+10.094 thousand). source: Ministerio de Empleo y Seguridad Social

Unemployment Change in Spain averaged 5.28 Thousand from 1960 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 461 Thousand in January of 2001 and a record low of -129.30 Thousand in April of 2017. 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 February of 2021.

Unemployment Change in Spain is expected to be -12.00 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 -36.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Spain Unemployment Change is projected to trend around -20.00 Thousand in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Spain Unemployment Change

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
76.20 36.80 461.00 -129.30 1960 - 2021 Thousand Monthly
Volumes, NSA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-11-04 08:00 AM Oct 49.6K -26.3K 65K
2020-12-02 08:00 AM Nov 25.3K 49.6K 25K
2021-01-05 08:00 AM Dec 36.8K 25.3K 15K
2021-02-02 08:00 AM Jan 76.2K 36.8K 120K
2021-03-02 08:00 AM Feb 76.2K 45K
2021-04-06 07:00 AM Mar
2021-05-05 07:00 AM Apr
2021-06-02 07:00 AM May


News Stream
Spain Unemployment Rises the Most in 9 Months
The number of people registered as unemployed in Spain increased by 76.2 thousand from a month earlier to 3.96 million in January of 2021, following a 36.8 thousand rise in December as tighter restrictions to contain the second wave of coronavirus infections continued to hurt the labour market. It is the highest number since April as unemployment went up in services (+78.1 thousand), agriculture (+3.3 thousand) and industry (+1.1 thousand) but it decreased in construction (-0.9 thousand). By region, the biggest increases were recorded in Anadalucia (+18.249 thousand), Cataluna (+10.470 thousand) and Valencian Community (+10.094 thousand).
2021-02-02
Spain Jobless Rises for 3rd Month
The number of people registered as unemployed in Spain increased by 36.8 thousand from a month earlier to 3.89 million in December of 2020, following a 25.3 thousand rise in November as restrictions to contain a second wave of coronavirus infections continued to hurt the labour market. By sector, unemployment went up in construction (+18.496 thousand), industry (+9.885 thousand) and services (+8.134 thousand), but fell in agriculture (-1.311 thousand). By gender, unemployment among men was up by 33.958 thousand, and among women rose by 2.867 thousand. By region, the biggest increases were reported in Catalonia (+12.863 thousand), Castilla y León (+5.019 thousand) and Valencian Community (+4.030 thousand).
2021-01-05
Spain Jobless Rises for 2nd Month
The number of people registered as unemployed in Spain increased by 25.3 thousand from a month earlier to 3.85 million in November of 2020, following a 49.6 thousand rise in October as restrictions to contain a second wave of coronavirus infections curbed activity in the labour market. By sector, unemployment increased in services (+24.959 thousand) and construction (+1.482 thousand) but decreased in agriculture (-4.624 thousand) and industry (-0.302 thousand). By gender, unemployment among women was up by 18.969 thousand, and among men rose by 6.300 thousand. By region, the biggest increases were reported in Galicia (+6.165 thousand), the Canary Islands (+5.832 thousand) and Castilla y León (+5.103 thousand), while the biggest falls were seen in Basque Country (-6.035 thousand), Castilla-La Mancha (-1.662 thousand) and Madrid (-0.612 thousand).
2020-12-02
Spain Jobless Rises by 49.6K in October
The number of people registered as unemployed in Spain rose by 49.6 thousand from a month earlier to 3.83 million in October 2020, as a second wave of coronavirus infections hit the country and prompted fresh lockdowns. By sector, unemployment increased in services (+30.624 thousand); agriculture (+10.234 thousand) and industry (+786), but fell in construction (-365). By gender, unemployment among women was up by 21.491 thousand, and among men rose by 28.067 thousand. By region, the biggest increases were reported in Andalusia (+9.506 thousand), the Canary Islands (8.207 thousand) and Catalonia (+6.358 thousand), while the biggest falls were seen in Basque Country (-6.287 thousand), Valencian Community (-3.833 thousand) and Murcia (-511).
2020-11-04

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