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April 25, 2019

Spain: Employment declined in 1Q19 for seasonal reasons, but less than expected

The recovery of the Labor market continued in 1Q19. The unfavorable seasonality led to a fall in Labor Force Survey employment of 93,500 people and an increase in the unemployment rate to 14.7%. After correcting this factor, quarterly employment grew by 0.8% and the unemployment rate fell to 14.0%.

January 29, 2019

Spain | A Better-Than-Expected Q4 Led to the Creation of 502,900 Jobs in 2018

The labor market recovered with more momentum than expected in 4Q18. Employment increased by 36,600 people (3% YoY) according to the Spanish Labor Force Survey, despite negative seasonality, and the unemployment rate fell by a tenth to 14.4%. Over the course of the year, 502,900 jobs were created (2.7% YoY) and the unemploy…

October 25, 2018

Spain| Labour Force Survey job creation slowed in 3Q18 and met expectations

The labour market recovery lost traction in Q3, in line with expectations. Favourable seasonality contributed to the increase in Labour Force Survey employment by 183,900 people (2.5% YoY) and to the fall in the unemployment rate to 14.6%. Adjusted for this factor, employment growth decelerated by 0.4 pp to 0.5% QoQ and the…

July 26, 2018

Spain | Labour Force Survey job creation continued in 2Q18 and improved expectations

The recovery of the labour market recovered traction in 2Q18, with more momentum than expected. Favourable seasonality contributed to the increase in Labour Force Survey employment of 469,900 people and the fall in the unemployment rate to 15.3%. After correcting this factor, employment grew by 1.0% QoQ and the unemployment…

May 4, 2018

Spain | Labour market recovery maintains good tone at the start of Q2

The second quarter got off to a positive start. Social Security registrations continued to improve in April (176,000 people) and unemployment continued to fall (-87,000 people), due only in part to the positive seasonality. Excluding this factor, it is estimated that employment grew by 40,000 people, while the decrease in u…

April 26, 2018

Spain | Labour Force Survey job creation continued in 1Q18, but at a slower pace than expe…

The labour market recovery did not gain traction in 1Q18, contrary to expectations. The unfavourable seasonality led to a fall in Labour Force Survey employment of 124,200 people and an increase in the unemployment rate to 16.7%. After correcting this factor, employment increased again by 0.5% QoQ and the unemployment rate …

April 2, 2018

The education level of the population of Spain and its regions. Update to 2016

Using data from the Economically Active Population Survey (EPA), this study expands the annual series on the education level of the population of Spain and its regions up to 2016 that were created by de la Fuente and Doménech (2016) for the period between 1960 and 2011.

January 25, 2018

Spain | 483,000 more jobs in 2017, despite unexpected slowdown in Q4

Contrary to expectations, the labour market lost momentum in 4Q17. The unfavourable seasonality led to a fall in Labour Force Survey employment of 50,000 people, while the unemployment rate fell to 16.5%, despite the decline in the labour force. On average for the year, 483,300 jobs were created, and the unemployment rate f…