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Unemployment falls in September for first time in 11 years

Number of job seekers goes down despite the end of summer


02 October 2018 11:45 AM


ACN | Barcelona

Unemployment in Catalonia fell to 380,344 people in September, a 0.1% decrease from August.

It’s the first time in 11 years that the end of summer has not led to an increase in the number of people looking for work.

In 2007, the figure went down by 3.45%. Following that, the financial crisis caused unemployment to skyrocket, with the rate surpassing 20% of people without a job.

In Spain, the number of job seekers rose to 3.2 million, a 0.64% increase from the previous month.

The unemployment rate in Catalonia in September fell by 5% from last year.

There have been 64 consecutive months of yearly unemployment decreases.


  • A bar in the Catalan town of Lleida (by Salvador Miret)

  • A bar in the Catalan town of Lleida (by Salvador Miret)