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June 4, 2019

Spain | Job creation slowed down in May

Social security registrations increased by 211,800 people in May (2.8% YoY), less than expected, and unemployment fell by 84,100 (-5.3% YoY). Excluding seasonal factors, the number of people in employment grew by 31,000 people, driven by positive developments in the services sector, while unemployment fell by 10,000

May 6, 2019

Spain | The job creation rate remained stable in April

Social security registrations increased by 186,800 people in April (3.0% YoY) and unemployment fell by 91,500 (-5.2% YoY), in line with expectations. Taking favorable seasonality out of the equation, the number of people in employment grew by 47,000 people, driven by positive developments in the services sector, while unemp…

April 2, 2019

Spain | Employment lost some traction in Q1, despite strong performance in March

Social security registrations increased by 155,100 people (2.9% compared to March 2018) and unemployment decreased by 34,000 people (-4.9% compared to one year ago). Taking favourable seasonality out of the equation, the number of people in employment grew by 50,000 and the unemployment rate fell by 10,000.

March 4, 2019

Spain | Job creation continued in February in line with expectations

Social security registrations increased by 69,200 (2.9% compared to the end of February 2018), while unemployment practically stagnated (-5.2% compared to one year ago). When not taking seasonality into account, employment increased by 40,000 people and unemployment fell by 13,000; a rate of improvement in the labor market …

February 4, 2019

Spain | The labor market performed well in January, but worse than in Q4 2018

Social security registrations decreased by 204,900 (2.9% compared to the start of 2018), while unemployment rose by 83,500 people (-5.5% compared to one year ago). When not taking seasonality into account, employment increased by 44,000 people and unemployment fell by 8000; a rate of improvement in the labor market that was…

January 3, 2019

Spain | Positive and Better-Than-Expected Growth in Employment in December

Social security registrations increased by 78,500 people (564,000 at the end of 2017), while unemployment fell by 50,600 people (210,500 a year ago). Taking seasonality out of the equation, the number of people in employment increased by 56,000 and the unemployment rate fell by 12,000, ending the quarter with an employment …

December 4, 2018

Spain | The Labor Market Remained Dynamic in November

Social security registrations fell by 47,400 people (2.9% YoY) — more than expected — although unemployment fell slightly (by 1800 people; -6.4% YoY). On the whole, the data for November remains positive. When not taking seasonality into account, the employment rate increased by 35,000 and unemployment fell by 23,000; in li…

November 5, 2018

Spain | The labour market gained dynamism in October

Social Security registration increased by 130,400 (3.1% YoY), more than expected, and unemployment rose by 52,200 (-6.1% YoY). Although the data are positive, they should be evaluated with caution, since the surprise increase in employment was due to exceptional behaviour on the part of agriculture. Excluding seasonality, e…