Unemployment up 19,768 in September after tourist season ends, while Social Security adds 18,295 new affiliates


Unemployment registered in the offices of the public employment services rose by 19,768 people in September compared with the previous month (+0.7%), driven above all by the services sector, which accounted for a large part of the increase in unemployment due to the end of the tourist season. With September’s rise, this makes it two consecutive months of increases in Unemployment.

September ended with 2,722,468 people in a situation of unemployment, still marking its lowest figure for a September since 2008, according to data published on Tuesday by the Ministry of Labour and Social Economy.

On the other hand, Social Security gained an average of 18,295 contributors in September compared to the previous month (+0.09%), driven mainly by women and by the increase in employment of more than 85,800 people in the education sector due to the start of the school year.

With this rise, the system reached 20,724,706 employed persons, its highest level in a September in the historical series.

The Ministry stressed that, in seasonally adjusted values, 495,017 jobs have been created in the first nine months of the year, more than in the whole of the 2022 financial year.

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