The number of people registering as jobless in Spain fell by 49,260 people, or 1.8 percent, to 2.74 million in May 2023, the lowest unemployment level for a month of May since 2008. By category, unemployment fell in services (-34,665 people), construction (-3,896), industry (-4,622), agriculture (-2,501), and among people without previous employment (-3,576). By region, the biggest decreases were reported in Andalucía (-6,521), Castilla-La Mancha (-6,138) and Galicia (-4,909). Compared to May 2022, unemployment has decreased by 183,881 people. Meanwhile, Spain gained 47,883 net formal jobs in May to 20.71 million jobs, a separate report from the Social Security Ministry showed. source: Ministerio de Empleo y Seguridad Social

Unemployment Change in Spain averaged 3.47 Thousand from 1960 until 2023, reaching an all time high of 461.00 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 June of 2023.

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. In the long-term, the Spain Unemployment Change is projected to trend around -7.00 Thousand in 2024 and -13.00 Thousand in 2025, according to our econometric models.

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Spain Unemployment Change



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2023-05-04 07:00 AM Apr -73.9K -48.8K -23.1K -35.0K
2023-06-02 07:00 AM May -49.3K -73.9K -40.1K -95.0K
2023-07-04 07:00 AM Jun -49.3K -42K


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Unemployed Persons 2739.11 2788.37 Thousand May 2023
Unemployment Change -49.26 -73.90 Thousand May 2023
Retirement Age Women 66.17 66.00 Years Dec 2022
Retirement Age Men 66.17 66.00 Years Dec 2022

Spain Unemployment Change
Unemployment Change in Spain measures the change in the number of unemployed compared to the previous month.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-49.26 -73.90 461.00 -197.84 1960 - 2023 Thousand Monthly
Volumes, NSA

News Stream
Spain Jobless Lowest Since 2008 for a May Month
The number of people registering as jobless in Spain fell by 49,260 people, or 1.8 percent, to 2.74 million in May 2023, the lowest unemployment level for a month of May since 2008. By category, unemployment fell in services (-34,665 people), construction (-3,896), industry (-4,622), agriculture (-2,501), and among people without previous employment (-3,576). By region, the biggest decreases were reported in Andalucía (-6,521), Castilla-La Mancha (-6,138) and Galicia (-4,909). Compared to May 2022, unemployment has decreased by 183,881 people. Meanwhile, Spain gained 47,883 net formal jobs in May to 20.71 million jobs, a separate report from the Social Security Ministry showed.
2023-06-02
Spain Unemployment Falls by 73.9K
The number of people registering as jobless in Spain decreased by 73,890 or 2.58%, to 2.79 million people in April of 2023, which marks the lowest unemployment level for a month of April since 2008. By economic sector, unemployment declined in services (-52,216 people), industry (-5,391), agriculture (-4,296), and construction (-3,898). The unemployment rate also decreased among women to 1.679 million, the lowest since 2008, and among men to 1.108 million. Moreover, youth unemployment saw a faster drop of 9.2% to 19.848 million. Among regions, the largest decreases were reported in Andalucía (-20,551), Cataluña (-9,506), and Castilla-La Mancha (-6,645). Meanwhile, a separate report from the Social Security Ministry showed that Spain gained 128,824 net formal jobs, bringing the total to 20.66 million jobs in April.
2023-05-04
Spain March Unemployment Lowest in 15 Years
The number of people registering as jobless in Spain fell by 48,755 people, or 1.67 percent, to 2.86 million in March 2023, the lowest unemployment level for a month of March since 2008. By economic sector, unemployment moved down in services (-42,789 people), construction (-3,898), industry (-3,419) and agriculture (-2,648), while it was up among people without previous employment (+3,999). By region, the biggest decreases were reported in Andalucía (-15,284), Canarias (-5,775) and Castile and León (-4,446). Compared to March 2022, unemployment has decreased by 246,503 people. Meanwihle, Spain gained 151,943 net formal jobs in March to 20.53 million jobs, a separate report from the Social Security Ministry showed.
2023-04-04