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). source: Ministerio de Empleo y Seguridad Social

Unemployment Change in Spain averaged 5.11 Thousand from 1960 until 2020, 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 November of 2020.

Unemployment Change in Spain is expected to be -32.10 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 -26.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Spain Unemployment Change is projected to trend around -36.00 Thousand in 2021 and -20.00 Thousand in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Spain Unemployment Change

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
49.56 -26.33 461.00 -129.30 1960 - 2020 Thousand Monthly
Volumes, NSA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-08-04 07:00 AM Jul -89.8K 5.1K -3K
2020-09-02 07:00 AM Aug 29.8K -89.8K 59K
2020-10-02 07:00 AM Sep -26.3K 29.8K 44K
2020-11-04 08:00 AM Oct 49.6K -26.3K 65K
2020-12-02 08:00 AM Nov 49.6K 25K
2021-01-04 08:00 AM Dec
2021-02-04 08:00 AM Jan
2021-03-03 08:00 AM Feb


News Stream
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 Jobless Falls in September
The number of people registered as unemployed in Spain fell by 26.3 thousand from a month earlier to 3.78 million in September 2020, as the labor market continues to recover from the pandemic shock. It was the biggest decline in the number of unemployed people for a July month since 1996. By sector, unemployment dropped in services (-13.367 thousand), agriculture (-9.503 thousand), industry (-8.095 thousand) and construction (-7.682 thousand). By gender, unemployment among women was down by 16.119 thousand, and among men fell by 10.210 thousand. By region, the biggest decreases were recorded in Castilla-La Mancha (-7.687 thousand), Madrid (-5.387 thousand) and Comunidad Valenciana (-3.344 thousand).
2020-10-02
Spain Jobless Rises by 29.8K in August
The number of people registered as unemployed in Spain rose by 29.8 thousand from a month earlier to 3.80 million in August of 2020, after an 89.8 thousand decline in July. It was the smallest increase for a August month since 2016. By sector, unemployment went up in services (+20.216 thousand); construction (+7.983 thousand) and industry (+2.981 thousand) but decrease in agriculture (-13.253 thousand). By gender, unemployment among women advanced by 20.3 thousand, and among men climbed by 9.5 thousand. By region, the biggest increases were recorded in Catalonia, Madrid and the Valencian Community while the largest decreases were seen in Navarra, Cantabria and Extremadura.
2020-09-02
Spain Jobless Falls for 1st time in 5 Months
The number of people registered as unemployed in Spain fell by 89.8 thousand from a month earlier to 3.77 million in July 2020, following record rises recorded in March and April amid the easing of coronavirus lockdown restrictions. It was the biggest decline in the number of unemployed people for a July month since 1997. By sector, unemployment dropped in services (-84.563 thousand), industry (-9.444 thousand) and construction (-6.556 thousand), but rose in agriculture (11.108 thousand). By gender, unemployment among women was down by 38.3 thousand, and among men fell by 51.5 thousand. By region, the biggest decreases were recorded in Andalucia and Comunidad Valenciana, while the largest increases were seen in Madrid and Murcia.
2020-08-04

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