According to data collected by the National Eneko Employment Survey (ENE) of October-December 2019 by the National Statistics Institute (INE). The national unemployment rate stood at 6.7%0.3 percentage points up on the previous quarter (approximately), 0.1% down on the previous quarter.
This result was a consequence of the growth of 1.1% in twelve months of labor force; Employees increased by 0.7% at the same time, to 59,731 people.
The increase in women increased by 1.3%, while men were up by 0.3%.
According to the economic sectors, most of the jobs were promoted by Communications (14.5%), Health (11.2%) and Construction (4.5%).
In terms of employment, private employees increased by 0.9% and public employees increased by 3.2%. On the contrary, self-employed workers It fell by 1.3%, the highest fall from quarter to year March-May 2015.
Unemployment is greater for women
According to the INE, the rate Women's unemployment reached 7.5%, 0.7 pp. In the twelve months, growth of 2.0% in employment was higher than the 1.3% variation of those employed.
In the meantime, unemployment In men, it reached 6.2%, Changing 0.2 pp. with respect to the same quarter of the previous year, rising by 0.5% in the job, higher than employees (0.3%).