Unemployment fell to 10.4% at end of 2019
Last year 87,000 jobs were created and unemployment rate dropped from 11.7% twelve months previously
The unemployment rate fell at the end of 2019 to 10.45%, the lowest figure since the third term of 2008, when the global financial crisis was beginning to unfold.
During the last year some 87,000 jobs were created, reaching a total of 3,478,100 in December.
The 405,000 people out of work at the end of 2019 was 10.1% less than twelve months previously, when the rate was 11.7%.
The figures from Spain's statistics institute's labor force survey (EPA) show that despite the drop, the unemployment rate among the under 25s was 26.2% in December 2019.
Meanwhile, for 25 to 54-year-olds, the jobless rate was 9.1%, and even lower for those 55 and over (8.8%).
The differences were also significant between foreigners living in Catalonia (17.2%), and people born in Spain (9.08%).
While the unemployment rate overall in Catalonia was 10.45%, in the whole of Spain it was higher (13.78%).