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September 3, 2019

Spain | Atony in the labor market in August, in line with expectations

Social security registrations fell by 213,000 people in August and grew by 2.5% YoY (2.6% YoY in July). Unemployment increased by 54,400 (-3.7% YoY). Excluding seasonal factors, the evolution of the labor market remains weak. Employment grew by 20,000 people, driven by services, and unemployment barely changed (-4,000)

August 2, 2019

Spain | Signs of weakness in the labour market continue

Social security registrations increased by 15,500 people in July (2.6% YoY), less than expected, and unemployment fell by 4,300 (-3.9% YoY). Excluding seasonal factors, the number of people in employment grew by 20,000, despite the slowdown in the service sector, and unemployment rose for the second month in a row (5,000)

July 2, 2019

Spain | The pace of job creation maintained its momentum in the second quarter

Social security registrations increased by 75,600 people in June (2.7% YoY), in line with expectations, and unemployment fell by 63,800 (-4.6% YoY), less than expected. Excluding seasonal factors, the number of people in employment grew by 34,000 people and unemployment rose for the first time since July 2014 (4,000)

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…