Spain Unemployment Rate 1976-2015 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Unemployment Rate in Spain increased to 23.78 percent in the first quarter of 2015 from 23.70 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014. Unemployment Rate in Spain averaged 16.37 percent from 1976 until 2015, 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. Unemployment Rate in Spain is reported by the National Statistics Institute (INE).

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
23.78 23.70 26.94 4.41 1976 - 2015 percent Quarterly
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 - Spain Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Content for - Spain Unemployment Rate - was last refreshed on Friday, May 29, 2015.

Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2014-10-23 08:00 AM Q3 23.67% 24.47% 24.3% 24.5%
2015-01-22 08:00 AM Q4 23.7% 23.67% 23.5% 23.5%
2015-04-23 08:00 AM Q1 23.78% 23.7% 23.6% 23.1%
2015-07-23 08:00 AM Q2 23.78% 22.6%
2015-10-22 08:00 AM Q3 21.9%


Spanish Unemployment Rate Up to 23.78%


The jobless rate in Spain edged up to 23.78 percent in the first three months of 2015 from 23.7 percent in the previous period, slightly above market expectations. Employment dropped the most on record for the first quarter, leaving the country with the second highest unemployment rate in the European Union.

Quarter-on-quarter, employment fell by 0.65 percent to 17.45 million persons as private employment decreased by 143,500 while public employment went up by 29,200. Among sectors, construction (+30,300) and industry (+2,300) added more jobs while services and agriculture lost 135,400 and 11,500 jobs respectively. 

For the 40-44 years old and more than 55 years old age groups, employment rose by 11,800 and 48,000 respectively. In contrast, in a group from 25 to 39 years old employment declined by 125,000.

Unemployment decreased marginally by 0.24 percent to 5.44 million persons in the three months to March. Andalucia recorded the highest decrease (-36,600 persons), followed by Principado de Asturias (-11,300 persons) and Murcia (-10,000 persons) while in Comunitat Valenciana, Illes Balears (+19,400 persons each) and Galicia (+11,900 persons) there were more unemployed persons. 

A year earlier, the unemployment rate was recorded at 25.93 percent.


Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
4/23/2015 12:57:38 PM


Recent Releases

Spanish Unemployment Rate Stable in Q4
Spain’s jobless rate was recorded at 23.7 percent in the three months to December, marginally up from 23.67 percent in the third quarter. Although the number of unemployed came slightly above market expectations, employment posted the highest gain since 2006. Published on 2015-01-22

Spanish Unemployment Rate Continues to Fall in Q3
In the third quarter of 2014, Spanish jobless rate edged down to 23.67 percent from 24.47 percent in the previous period. It is the lowest rate since the fourth quarter of 2011 due to strong job creation in the private sector. Published on 2014-10-23


Spain Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 23.78 23.70 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Employed Persons 17454.80 17569.10 20510.60 10949.20 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 4264.73 4314.89 4889.46 468.29 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 48.30 56.22 1869.65 24.05 Thousand [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 12.60 12.60 13.60 1.50 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 50.10 50.20 55.80 17.20 percent [+]
Productivity 108.50 100.70 110.40 69.70 Index Points [+]
Wages 1894.84 1875.23 1894.84 1335.20 EUR/Month [+]
Labour Costs 108.50 100.70 110.40 69.70 Index Points [+]
Population 46.50 46.73 46.82 30.46 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 65.25 65.15 65.25 65.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 65.25 65.15 65.25 65.00 [+]
Minimum Wages 756.70 752.85 756.70 485.71 EUR/Month [+]
Unemployment Change -118.90 -60.20 461.01 -127.25 Thousand [+]


Unemployment Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 6.20 Apr/15 6.10 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Brazil 6.40 Apr/15 6.20 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Canada 6.80 Apr/15 6.80 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
China 4.10 Mar/15 4.10 4.30 3.90 percent [+]
Euro Area 11.30 Mar/15 11.30 12.00 7.20 percent [+]
France 10.40 Nov/14 10.30 10.80 7.20 percent [+]
Germany 4.70 Mar/15 4.70 14.20 0.40 percent [+]
India 4.90 Dec/13 5.20 9.40 4.90 percent [+]
Indonesia 5.94 Aug/14 5.70 11.24 2.00 percent [+]
Italy 13.00 Mar/15 12.70 13.20 5.90 percent [+]
Japan 3.30 Apr/15 3.40 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Mexico 4.31 Apr/15 3.86 5.93 2.22 percent [+]
Netherlands 7.00 Apr/15 7.00 7.90 3.60 percent [+]
Russia 5.80 Apr/15 5.90 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.70 Apr/15 3.70 7.10 2.90 percent [+]
Spain 23.78 Feb/15 23.70 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Switzerland 3.30 Apr/15 3.40 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Turkey 11.20 Feb/15 11.30 14.80 7.30 percent [+]
United Kingdom 5.50 Mar/15 5.60 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
United States 5.40 Apr/15 5.50 10.80 2.50 percent [+]