The number of people registered as unemployed in Spain dropped by 76,782 from a month earlier to 3.106 million in December 2021, the lowest level for that month since 2007 and bringing the total jobless below pandemic levels. Unemployment has also declined for ten consecutive months, the longest period in the historical series, with a cumulative fall of 902,884 people. By economic sector, unemployment fell in services (-64,809 people) and agriculture (-4,530), but increased in construction (+7,505) and industry (+1,754). By region, the biggest declines were reported in Madrid (-24,380), the Valencian Community (-18,242) and Andalusia (-14,607). Compared to December 2020, unemployment has decreased by 782,232 people, the largest drop on record. source: Ministerio de Empleo y Seguridad Social

Unemployment Change in Spain averaged 4.04 Thousand from 1960 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 461 Thousand in January of 2001 and a record low of -197.84 Thousand in July of 2021. 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 January of 2022.

Unemployment Change in Spain is expected to be -27.00 Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Spain Unemployment Change is projected to trend around -14.00 Thousand in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Spain Unemployment Change


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-12-02 08:00 AM Nov -74.4K -0.7K 12K
2022-01-04 08:00 AM Dec -76.8K -74.4K -52K
2022-02-02 08:00 AM Jan -76.8K


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Unemployed Persons 3105.91 3182.69 Thousand Dec/21
Unemployment Change -76.78 -74.38 Thousand Dec/21
Retirement Age Women 66.00 65.83 Dec/21
Retirement Age Men 66.00 65.83 Dec/21

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Spain December Jobless Falls to Lowest Number Since 2007
The number of people registered as unemployed in Spain dropped by 76,782 from a month earlier to 3.106 million in December 2021, the lowest level for that month since 2007 and bringing the total jobless below pandemic levels. Unemployment has also declined for ten consecutive months, the longest period in the historical series, with a cumulative fall of 902,884 people. By economic sector, unemployment fell in services (-64,809 people) and agriculture (-4,530), but increased in construction (+7,505) and industry (+1,754). By region, the biggest declines were reported in Madrid (-24,380), the Valencian Community (-18,242) and Andalusia (-14,607). Compared to December 2020, unemployment has decreased by 782,232 people, the largest drop on record.
2022-01-04
Spain Unemployment Falls to Pre-Pandemic Levels
The number of people registered as unemployed in Spain dropped by 74,381 from a month earlier to 3.183 million in November of 2021, the lowest figure in a month of November since 2008. It also reduces the levels prior to the pandemic: in November there are 63,360 people registered as unemployed less than in February 2020. By sector, unemployment fell in services (-48,528 people), industry (-7,689), agriculture (-6,072) and construction (-4,366). By region, the biggest declines were reported in Valencian Community (-30,633), Madrid (-11,477) and Andalucía (-9,162), while the biggest rises were seen in the Balearic Islands (5,771) and Asturias (647).
2021-12-02
Spain Jobless Posts First Fall for October Month in 46 Years
The number of people registered as unemployed in Spain dropped by 734 from a month earlier to 3.26 million in October 2021, the first time that unemployment has fallen in that month since 1975. It was also the eighth consecutive period of decline in the jobless level, as demand for labor continues to recover from record decreases seen last year triggered by the Covid-19 crisis. By sector, unemployment fell in services (-4,683 people), construction (-4,523) and industry (-847), while it was up in agriculture (+7,577). By region, the biggest declines were reported in Madrid (-9,851), the Canary Islands (-5,242), Castilla y León (-2,774) and the Valencian Community (-2,542).
2021-11-03

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