According to data published today by the Ministry of Labor and Social Economy, the rise in unemployment in September of this year is the worst record in this month since 2018, a year in which it increased by just over 20,400 people. In September of last year, the increase in unemployment was 17,679 unemployed, while in 2021 and 2020 decreases were recorded due to de-escalation and the return to normality after the hardest months of the pandemic.
Since the beginning of the comparable historical series, in 1996, unemployment has fallen in September on five occasions and has risen on 23 occasions, especially in 2008 and 2011, years in which monthly increases of more than 95,000 unemployed people were recorded.
With the increase in September, two consecutive months of increases in unemployment have already accumulated. Furthermore, the total number of unemployed remained above the barrier of 2.7 million people, from which it had fallen for the first time in 15 years last June.
September ended with 2,722,468 unemployed, still marking its lowest figure in a month of September since 2008.
In the last year, unemployment accumulated a decrease of 219,451 unemployed, which represents 7.46% less, with a decline in female unemployment of 118,023 women (-6.7%) and a fall in male unemployment of 101,428 men (- 8.6%).
The Department headed by Yolanda Díaz has highlighted that September is a month in which unemployment usually rises due to the seasonal trend. In fact, in seasonally adjusted terms, unemployment fell in September of this year by 3,736 people.
The increase in unemployment was concentrated in September, mainly in the services sector, which added 18,820 unemployed after the end of the tourist season. Furthermore, in the group without previous employment it increased by 6,950 people.
However, unemployment was reduced in construction, with 3,718 fewer unemployed than in August; in agriculture, where it decreased by 2,100 people, and in industry, which left 184 unemployed.
Unemployment increased in September in both sexes, although somewhat more among women. Specifically, female unemployment rose by 11,422 women, compared to a rise in male unemployment of 8,346 men.
Thus, at the end of September, the total number of unemployed women stood at 1,640,863 unemployed, while the number of unemployed men reached 1,081,605 unemployed.
By age, unemployment among young people under 25 years of age increased by 9.07% in September, with 17,043 more unemployed than at the end of August, while unemployment among people aged 25 and over increased by 2,725 unemployed ( 0 ,1%).
Labor has highlighted that the total number of unemployed people under 25 years of age reached 205,000 unemployed at the end of September, the lowest figure for this month in the last 15 years.
Registered unemployment among foreigners increased by 6,049 unemployed compared to the previous month (1.8%), bringing the total number of unemployed immigrants to 342,208, which represents 23,536 fewer unemployed than a year before (-6.4%).
Registered unemployment rose in September in eleven autonomous communities and fell in six, especially in Catalonia (-3,440 unemployed), the Canary Islands (-2,831 unemployed) and the Basque Country (-1,933 unemployed).
The largest increases occurred in Andalusia (15,949 unemployed), Madrid (3,358 unemployed) and Galicia (2,918 unemployed).
As for the provinces, unemployment fell in September in 15 of them, especially in Barcelona (-3,537 unemployed) and Valencia (-1,932), and increased in 37, mainly in Cádiz (5,352 unemployed), Madrid (3,358) and Málaga (3.312).