Spain Unemployment Change  1960-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The number of people registered as unemployed in Spain decreased by 129.3 thousand or 3.49 percent to 3.57 million in April from March of 2017 and better than market expectations of a 21.3 thousand rise. It was the largest fall in unemployment recorded since the series began as Easter holiday boosted job creation in restaurant and hotels. Unemployment fell in all sectors: services (-96,672), industry (-8,264), construction (-8,944) and agriculture (-11,330). Among regions, main declines were observed in Andalucia (-33,984), Cataluña (-20,266) and Madrid (-12,375). Unemployment Change in Spain averaged 5.05 Thousand from 1960 until 2017, 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.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-03-02 08:10 AM Feb -9.36K 57.26K 5.2K -8.4K
2017-04-04 07:00 AM Mar -48.56K -9.36K -41.2K -30.3K
2017-05-04 07:00 AM Apr -129.3K -48.56K 21.3K 15K
2017-06-02 07:00 AM May -129.3K -118K
2017-07-04 07:00 AM Jun -68.5K
2017-08-02 07:00 AM Jul -43.5K




Spain Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 18.75 18.63 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Employed Persons 18438.30 18508.10 20510.60 10949.20 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 3526.58 3597.35 4889.46 468.29 Thousand [+]
Unemployment Change -129.30 -48.56 461.01 -129.30 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 2874.30 2833.00 2874.30 572.70 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 15564.00 15675.10 18488.00 11007.60 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 8.90 9.10 13.60 1.50 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 40.50 41.00 56.10 17.20 percent [+]
Productivity 109.50 111.40 112.40 85.70 Index Points [+]
Labour Costs 104.30 96.20 105.70 66.70 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 52.47 55.26 541.53 19.61 Thousand [+]
Wages 2010.73 1804.01 2026.14 1264.36 EUR/Month [+]
Minimum Wages 825.65 764.40 825.65 485.71 EUR/Month [+]
Population 46.45 46.45 46.82 30.33 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 65.42 65.33 65.42 65.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 65.42 65.33 65.42 65.00 [+]
Employment Change 0.40 0.70 1.80 -2.30 percent [+]
Employment Rate 60.82 61.05 67.18 54.91 percent [+]
Wages High Skilled 2110.00 2130.00 2130.00 2000.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 876.00 858.00 900.00 816.00 EUR/Month [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 58.78 58.95 60.55 48.88 percent [+]
Living Wage Family 1048.90 1004.00 1570.00 967.80 EUR/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 870.70 834.40 870.70 797.00 EUR/Month [+]


Spain Unemployment Change Notes

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 May of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-129.30 -48.56 461.01 -129.30 1960 - 2017 Thousand Monthly
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