Spain Unemployment Rate  1976-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The unemployment rate in Spain fell to 15.28 percent in the second quarter of 2018 from 16.7 percent in the previous period and below market expectations of 15.8 percent. It is the lowest jobless rate since the last three months of 2018. Among regions, the highest rates were recorded in Ceuta (29.5 percent), Melilla (28 percent), Estremadura (23.9 percent) and Andalusia (23.1 percent) and the lowest in Navarra (9.9 percent) and Aragon (9.9 percent). In Catalonia, unemployment rate was 11.4 percent and in Madrid 12.1 percent. Unemployment Rate in Spain averaged 16.55 percent from 1976 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 26.94 percent in the first quarter of 2013 and a record low of 4.41 percent in the third quarter of 1976.

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Spain Jobless Rate Lowest in Near 10 Years


The unemployment rate in Spain fell to 15.28 percent in the second quarter of 2018 from 16.7 percent in the previous period and below market expectations of 15.8 percent. It is the lowest jobless rate since the last three months of 2018. Among regions, the highest rates were recorded in Ceuta (29.5 percent), Melilla (28 percent), Estremadura (23.9 percent) and Andalusia (23.1 percent) and the lowest in Navarra (9.9 percent) and Aragon (9.9 percent). In Catalonia, unemployment rate was 11.4 percent and in Madrid 12.1 percent.

The number of unemployed people fell by 306,000 to 3.490 million, with the highest declines seen in Andalusia (-65,400), Madrid (-45,900) and Valencia (32,600). By age, most declines were seen for those aged 25-54 (-271,600) and those with more than 55 (-41,800). On the other hand, unemployment among people aged 16-24 went up by 7,400. 

Employment increased by 469,900 thousand to 19.344 million, the biggest quarterly gain ever in employment. Job gains were seen in services (+371,400), construction (+63,400) and industry (+46,400) while the agricultural sector lost 11,300 jobs. Employment in the private sector went up by 457,800 to 16.226 million and the public one by 12,100 to 3.117 million. Among regions, Illes Balears (+85,400), Andalusia (+64,700) and Catalonia (+57,200) added the most jobs. 

The number of active people rose by 163,900 thousand to 22.834 million.


INE | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
7/26/2018 7:43:33 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-01-25 08:00 AM Unemployment Rate 16.55% 16.39% 16.15% 15.9%
2018-04-26 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate 16.74% 16.55% 16.2% 16.4%
2018-07-26 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate 15.3% 16.74% 15.8% 15.6%
2018-10-25 07:00 AM Unemployment Rate 15.3% 15.1%


Spain Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 15.30 16.74 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Employed Persons 19344.10 18874.20 20510.60 10949.20 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 3270.09 3272.91 4889.46 468.29 Thousand [+]
Unemployment Change 47.05 -27.10 461.01 -129.30 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 2899.70 2814.30 2899.70 572.70 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 16444.30 16059.90 18488.00 11007.60 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 7.00 7.10 13.60 1.50 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 33.40 34.10 55.90 17.20 percent [+]
Productivity 104.50 103.70 112.80 85.70 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 98.30 105.10 105.70 66.70 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 35.43 47.98 541.53 19.61 Thousand [+]
Wages 1844.24 2020.14 2026.14 1264.36 EUR/Month [+]
Minimum Wages 858.55 858.55 858.55 485.71 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 58.80 58.46 60.55 48.88 percent [+]
Living Wage Family 1100.00 1080.00 1100.00 1080.00 EUR/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 810.00 770.00 810.00 725.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 1980.00 1950.00 2100.00 1950.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 927.00 908.00 968.00 908.00 EUR/Month [+]
Employment Change 0.70 0.40 1.80 -2.30 percent [+]
Employment Rate 63.53 62.07 67.18 54.91 percent [+]


Spain Unemployment Rate

In Spain, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page provides the latest reported value for - Spain Unemployment Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Spain Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
15.30 16.74 26.94 4.41 1976 - 2018 percent Quarterly




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Japan 2.50 Jul/18
Switzerland 2.40 Aug/18
Singapore 2.10 Jun/18


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