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Unemployment Rate and Employment Data in Spain

Spain Unemployment Data

Indicator Data Period
Unemployment Rate 15.98 % 1Q/21
Youth Unemployment Rate 37.7 % Mar/21
Employed Persons 19207 Thousand Person | 19.207 Million Person 1Q/21
Employment Change  1.2 % 4Q/20
Employment Rate  48.47 % 1Q/21
Full Time Employment 16511 Thousand Person 1Q/21
Long Term Unemployment Rate 5 % 3Q/20
Part Time Employment 2696 Thousand Persons 1Q/21
Unemployed Persons 3911 Thousand Persons | 3.911 Million Persons Apr/21
Unemployment Change -39.01 Thousand Persons Apr/21


Latest data on Unemployment Rate (%)

Unemployment Rate
                     Spain - Historical Data (%)

What is Unemployment Rate in Spain?

  • Unemployment Rate in Spain decreased to 15.98 % in the first quarter of 2021. The maximum rate was 26.94 % and minimum was 4.41 %.
  • Data published Quarterly by National Statistics Institute.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
15.98 1Q/21 29.04.2021
16.13 4Q/20 28.01.2021
16.26 3Q/20 27.10.2020
15.33 2Q/20 28.07.2020
14.41 1Q/20 28.04.2020
13.8 4Q/19 28.01.2020
13.92 3Q/19 29.10.2019
14.7 1Q/19 25.04.2019


Historical Chart by prime ministers (%)

Unemployment Rate in Spain by prime ministers

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End
Mariano Rajoy 20.12.2011 - 01.06.2018 22.5600 16.7400 26.9400 16.3800 -25.80%
José Zapatero 16.04.2004 - 20.12.2011 11.0900 21.2800 21.2800 7.9300 91.88%
José Aznar 04.05.1996 - 16.04.2004 22.1700 11.5000 22.1700 10.2900 -48.13%
Felipe González 02.12.1982 - 04.05.1996 16.6100 22.8300 24.5500 15.8500 37.45%


Latest data on Youth Unemployment Rate (%)

Youth Unemployment Rate
                     Spain - Historical Data (%)

What is Youth Unemployment Rate in Spain?

  • Youth Unemployment Rate in Spain decreased to 37.7 % in March 2021. The maximum rate was 55.9 % and minimum was 17.2 %.
  • Data published Monthly by Eurostat.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
37.7 Mar/21 01.05.2021
39.6 Feb/21 10.04.2021
39.9 Jan/21 06.03.2021
40.7 Dec/20 06.02.2021
40.9 Nov/20 09.01.2021
40.4 Oct/20 02.12.2020
40.4 Sep/20 31.10.2020
43.9 Aug/20 01.10.2020


Historical Chart by prime ministers (%)

Youth Unemployment Rate in Spain by prime ministers

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End
Pedro Sánchez 01.06.2018 - 34.4000 34.4000 34.4000 34.4000 0.00%
Mariano Rajoy 20.12.2011 - 01.06.2018 48.9000 35.0000 56.1000 35.0000 -28.43%
José Zapatero 16.04.2004 - 20.12.2011 22.4000 48.2000 48.2000 17.2000 115.18%
José Aznar 04.05.1996 - 16.04.2004 38.9000 21.8000 39.4000 20.2000 -43.96%
Felipe González 02.12.1982 - 04.05.1996 44.6000 39.1000 44.6000 28.8000 -12.33%


Latest data on Employed Persons (Thousand Person)

Employed Persons
                     Spain - Historical Data (Thousand Person)

How many employed persons are in Spain?

  • Number of Employed Persons in Spain decreased to 19207 Thousand Person (19.207 Million Person) in the first quarter of 2021. The maximum rate was 20511 Thousand Person and minimum was 10949 Thousand Person.
  • Data published Quarterly by National Statistics Institute.

Historical Data (Thousand Person) by years

Data
Period
Date
19207 1Q/21 29.04.2021
19344 4Q/20 28.01.2021
19177 3Q/20 27.10.2020
18607 2Q/20 28.07.2020
19681 1Q/20 28.04.2020
19967 4Q/19 28.01.2020
19874 3Q/19 29.10.2019
19471 1Q/19 04.07.2019


Historical Chart by prime ministers (Thousand Person)

Employed Persons in Spain by prime ministers

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Employment Change  (%)

Employment Change 
                     Spain - Historical Data (%)

What is Employment Change rate in Spain?

  • Employment Change in Spain increased by 1.2 % in the forth quarter of 2020. The maximum change was 3 % and minimum was -7.5 %.
  • Data published Quarterly by Eurostat.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
1.2 4Q/20 16.02.2021
-7.5 2Q/20 21.09.2020
-1 1Q/20 17.06.2020
0.8 4Q/19 10.03.2020
0.1 3Q/19 05.12.2019
0.3 2Q/19 29.10.2019
0.7 1Q/19 04.07.2019


Historical Chart by QoQ prime ministers (%)

Employment Change  in Spain by prime ministers

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Employment Rate  (%)

Employment Rate 
                     Spain - Historical Data (%)

What is Employment Rate in Spain?

  • Employment Rate in Spain decreased to 48.47 % in the first quarter of 2021. The maximum rate was 54.73 % and minimum was 38.36 %.
  • Data published Quarterly by National Statistics Institute.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
48.47 1Q/21 29.04.2021
48.81 4Q/20 30.01.2021
48.43 3Q/20 27.10.2020
47.03 2Q/20 28.07.2020
63.6 1Q/20 28.04.2020
64.71 4Q/19 28.01.2020
64.54 3Q/19 29.10.2019
63.58 1Q/19 04.07.2019


Historical Chart by QoQ prime ministers (%)

Employment Rate  in Spain by prime ministers

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Full Time Employment (Thousand Person)

Full Time Employment
                     Spain - Historical Data (Thousand Person)

What is the number of full-time workers in Spain?

  • Full Time Employment in Spain decreased to 16511 Thousand Person in the first quarter of 2021. The maximum rate was 18488 Thousand Person and minimum was 11008 Thousand Person.
  • Data published Quarterly by National Statistics Institute.

Historical Data (Thousand Person) by years

Data
Period
Date
16511 1Q/21 29.04.2021
16545 4Q/20 30.01.2021
16522 3Q/20 27.10.2020
16121 2Q/20 28.07.2020
16833 1Q/20 28.04.2020
17022 4Q/19 28.01.2020
17085 3Q/19 29.10.2019
16570 1Q/19 04.07.2019


Historical Chart by prime ministers (Thousand Person)

Full Time Employment in Spain by prime ministers

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Long Term Unemployment Rate (%)

Long Term Unemployment Rate
                     Spain - Historical Data (%)

What is Long Term Unemployment Rate in Spain?

  • Long Term Unemployment Rate in Spain increased to 5 % in the third quarter of 2020. The maximum rate was 13.6 % and minimum was 1.5 %.
  • Data published Quarterly by Eurostat.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
5 3Q/20 28.11.2020
4.1 2Q/20 12.09.2020
5.1 1Q/20 17.06.2020
5.1 4Q/19 21.04.2020
5.2 3Q/19 21.01.2020
5.4 2Q/19 12.11.2019
5.6 1Q/19 29.10.2019
5.7 4Q/18 04.07.2019


Historical Chart by prime ministers (%)

Long Term Unemployment Rate in Spain by prime ministers

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Part Time Employment (Thousand Persons)

Part Time Employment
                     Spain - Historical Data (Thousand Persons)

What is Part Time Employment in Spain?

  • Part Time Employment in Spain decreased to 2696 Thousand Persons in the first quarter of 2021. The maximum rate was 2952 Thousand Persons and minimum was 573 Thousand Persons.
  • Data published Quarterly by National Statistics Institute.

Historical Data (Thousand Persons) by years

Data
Period
Date
2696 1Q/21 29.04.2021
2799 4Q/20 30.01.2021
2655 3Q/20 27.10.2020
2486 2Q/20 28.07.2020
2848 1Q/20 28.04.2020
2945 4Q/19 28.01.2020
2789 3Q/19 29.10.2019
2901 1Q/19 04.07.2019


Historical Chart by prime ministers (Thousand Persons)

Part Time Employment in Spain by prime ministers

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Unemployment Change (Thousand Persons)

Unemployment Change
                     Spain - Historical Data (Thousand Persons)

What is Unemployment Change in Spain?

  • Unemployment Change in Spain decreased by 39.01 Thousand Persons in April 2021. The maximum change was 461 Thousand Persons and minimum was -129 Thousand Persons.
  • Data published Monthly by Ministry of Labour and Social Security.

Historical Data (Thousand Persons) by years

Data
Period
Date
-39.01 Apr/21 05.05.2021
-59.15 Mar/21 06.04.2021
44.44 Feb/21 02.03.2021
76.2 Jan/21 02.02.2021
36.83 Dec/20 05.01.2021
25.27 Nov/20 02.12.2020
49.56 Oct/20 04.11.2020
-26.33 Sep/20 02.10.2020


Historical Chart by prime ministers (Thousand Persons)

Unemployment Change in Spain by prime ministers

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End

Other labor indicators in Spain

Index Updated Actual Previous
Retirement Age Men 2020 65.83 65.67
Wages 4Q/20 2503.097 USD/Month 2257.767
Job Vacancies Apr/21 46.99 K 26.72
Labor Force Participation Rate 1Q/21 57.69 % 58.19
Living Wage Individual 2018 964.402 USD/Month 924.923

Unemployment Rate in other countries

Country Updated Actual Previous
Austria Apr/21 8.7 % 9.4
Ireland Apr/21 5.8 % 5.8
Luxembourg Mar/21 6.1 % 6.2
Spain 1Q/21 15.98 % 16.13
Iceland Mar/21 8.3 % 6.4
Norway Mar/21 5 % 4.8
Belarus Dec/19 0.2 % 0.3
Belgium Mar/21 5.8 % 5.7
Bulgaria Mar/21 6.5 % 6.9
Croatia Mar/21 9.3 % 9.7
Cyprus Mar/21 7.1 % 6.8
Czech Republic Apr/21 4.1 % 4.2
Denmark Mar/21 4.5 % 4.6
Estonia 4Q/20 7.4 % 7.7
Euro Area Mar/21 8.1 % 8.2
European Union Mar/21 7.3 % 7.4
Finland Mar/21 8.1 % 8.1
France 4Q/20 8 % 9.1
Germany Mar/21 4.5 % 4.5
Greece Dec/20 15.8 % 16.2
Hungary Mar/21 4.5 % 4.5
Italy Mar/21 10.1 % 10.2
Latvia 4Q/20 7.9 % 8.4
Lithuania Apr/21 14.3 % 15.1
Macedonia 4Q/20 16.1 % 16.5
Malta 4Q/20 4.4 % 4.6
Moldova 4Q/20 3.6 % 3.4
Montenegro Apr/21 24.32 % 23.83
Netherlands Mar/21 3.5 % 3.6
Poland Mar/21 6.4 % 6.5
Portugal 1Q/21 7.1 % 7.3
Romania Mar/21 5.5 % 5.7
Russia Mar/21 5.4 % 5.7
Serbia 4Q/20 9.9 % 9
Slovakia Mar/21 8 % 7.9
Slovenia Feb/21 9 % 9.4
Sweden Mar/21 10 % 9.7
Switzerland Apr/21 3.3 % 3.4
Turkey Mar/21 13.1 % 13.2
Ukraine 4Q/20 10.1 % 9.5
United Kingdom Aug/19 3.9 %
Liechtenstein 2019 1.5 % 1.7
Albania 4Q/20 12.3 % 12.1
Bosnia and Herzegovina Feb/21 33.68 % 33.89
Kosovo 3Q/20 24.6 % 27.2