Unemployment falls for fourth consecutive month

With the start of summer and lifting of restrictions, June saw 50,000 more jobs created in Catalonia

People queue up at an employment office in March 2021 (by Aina Martí)
People queue up at an employment office in March 2021 (by Aina Martí) / ACN

ACN | Barcelona

July 2, 2021 09:31 AM

Unemployment registered with social security in Catalonia fell by 35,955 people in the month of June - the fourth consecutive month of falls for this figure. This represents a drop of 7.46% compared to May.

The latest figures are also the second annual drop we’ve seen during the pandemic, as in June 2021 there were 39,157 fewer people registered as unemployed compared with June 2020, an 8.07% decrease. 

The updated employment figures come from the Spanish ministry of labor, and show that Catalonia closed the month with a total of 445,862 people out of work

Additionally, jobs are up by 1.45%, with the month ending with 49,977 more workers registered in employment compared to the previous month. 

In the last twelve months, 155,146 jobs have been created in Catalonia, a 4.66% increase.

These figures also do not take into account workers affected by temporary layoff schemes - ERTO. Currently, there are 89,448 people in this situation.

These numbers are also based on the number of people registered with the social services, but unemployment in Catalonia is also calculated by Spain's quarterly labour force survey (EPA).