The number of people registered as unemployed in Spain increased by 3.3 thousand from a month earlier, or 0.1 percent, to 3.289 million in February of 2019 and below market expectations of a 5.5 thousand rise. By sector, unemployed went up in agriculture (+9,885) while fell in construction (-4,647); industry (-8,304) and services (-7,581). Registered unemployment rose in 9 autonomous communities, mostly in Andalucia (+4,596) and Madrid (+3,606). On the other hand, registered unemployment dropped in 8 autonomous communities, namely Aragón (-2,097); Illes Balears (-2,091) and Cataluña (-1,734). Also, unemployment went up by 10,935 for people below 25 years old while for those aged more than 25, jobless went down by 7,656. Unemployment Change in Spain averaged 4.50 Thousand from 1960 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 461.01 Thousand in January of 2001 and a record low of -129.30 Thousand in April of 2017.

Unemployment Change in Spain is expected to be -38.60 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 -45.50 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Spain Unemployment Change is projected to trend around -32.10 Thousand in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-12-04 08:00 AM Unemployment Change -1.84K 52.19K 34.2K 15.1K
2019-01-03 08:00 AM Unemployment Change -50.6K -1.84K -50.7K
2019-02-04 08:00 AM Unemployment Change 83.5K -50.6K 60.3K 59K
2019-03-04 08:00 AM Unemployment Change 3.3K 83.5K 5K -8.6K
2019-04-02 07:00 AM Unemployment Change 3.3K -38.6K
2019-05-06 07:00 AM Unemployment Change
2019-06-04 07:00 AM Unemployment Change


Spain Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 14.45 14.55 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Employed Persons 19564.60 19528.00 20510.60 10949.20 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 3179.25 3189.70 4889.46 468.29 Thousand [+]
Unemployment Change 3.30 83.50 461.01 -129.30 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 2894.80 2713.80 2899.70 572.70 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 16669.80 16814.20 18488.00 11007.60 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 6.10 6.60 13.60 1.50 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 32.60 32.70 55.90 17.20 percent [+]
Productivity 109.80 111.70 112.80 85.70 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 98.40 102.40 105.70 66.70 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 54.51 47.16 541.53 19.61 Thousand [+]
Wages 1842.62 1951.81 2026.14 1264.36 EUR/Month [+]
Minimum Wages 1050.00 858.55 1050.00 485.71 EUR/Month [+]
Population 46.66 46.53 46.82 30.33 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 65.50 65.42 65.50 65.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 65.50 65.42 65.50 65.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 58.61 58.73 60.55 48.88 percent [+]
Living Wage Family 1150.00 1120.00 1150.00 1060.00 EUR/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 855.00 820.00 855.00 770.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 1990.00 1990.00 2120.00 1990.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 932.00 894.00 1150.00 894.00 EUR/Month [+]
Employment Change 0.70 0.40 1.80 -2.30 percent [+]
Employment Rate 64.00 64.01 67.18 54.91 percent [+]


Spain Unemployment Change

Unemployment Change in Spain measures the change in the number of unemployed compared to the previous month. 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 - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on March of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.30 83.50 461.01 -129.30 1960 - 2019 Thousand Monthly
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Germany -21.00 Feb/19
Spain 3.30 Feb/19


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