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.