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June 29th, 2015

In 2014, the price level of consumer goods and services in Spain stood at seven points below the European Union (EU) average, with only the price of cars and other vehicles slightly exceeding the EU average, according to a recent report published by the European Commission statistical office, Eurostat. Specifically, the ...

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June 26th, 2015

The average number of foreign citizens registered with the Spanish Social Security system stood at 1,663,217 in May, representing an increase over April of 3.44%, or 55,334 social security contributors. A total of 901,882 of these foreign contributors are men and 761,335 are women. The May increase in contributors is the ...

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June 23rd, 2015

Low cost airlines transported 12.15 million passengers in the first five months of the year, representing an increase of 10.7% over the same period of the previous year, and accounted for 48.6% of all air traffic passengers, according to data released last week from the Ministry of Industry, Energy and ...

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June 22nd, 2015

The number of people employed in Spain increased by 0.8% in the first quarter of 2015, compared with the previous three months, which is the third biggest rise registered among the eurozone countries and the fourth largest in the European Union (EU), according to the latest report from the European ...

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June 18th, 2015

Spain has climbed one position in the ranking of the world's top 10 vehicle manufacturers and now stands at number eight, while it remains the second top European producer of cars, according to the June report from the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA), prepared with data from the first quarter ...

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June 16th, 2015

Industrial production in the eurozone recorded a 0.1% increase in April over a month earlier, when it had dropped by four tenths, while in year-on-year terms it grew by 0.8%, according to the latest report from the European Union statistical office, Eurostat. In the whole of the European Union (EU), industrial ...

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June 11th, 2015

The Randstad Workmonitor report relating to the first quarter of this year reveals that 18.5% of Spanish workers under the age of 25 years are actively looking for another job, and that they are the group which puts more effort into this task. According to the human resources group’s report, prepared ...

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June 10th, 2015

The gross domestic product (GDP) of the eurozone grew by 0.4% in the first quarter of the year, which is one-tenth more than in the last quarter of 2014, according to the second estimate for the first quarter of 2015 published by the European Union statistical office, Eurostat. Compared with the ...

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May 28th, 2015

The number of foreign citizens registered with the Spanish Social Security system stood at 1,607,883 in April, representing an increase of 2.85%, or 44,540 National Insurance contributors, compared with the previous month. According to the Spanish Government website, La Moncloa, this increase in contributors was the largest registered for the ...

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May 27th, 2015

According to the European Commission statistical office, Eurostat, Spanish construction activity has slowed, with the production in the building sector in Spain falling by 8% in March over the same month of 2014, and by 1.4% compared to February. Both negative percentages represent the highest declines in Europe. These latest figures ...

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May 11th, 2015

According to the Ministry of Home Affairs’ Crime Statistics corresponding to the first quarter of 2015, published by the Spanish Government website, La Moncloa, between January and March 2015, a total of 496,133 offences and misdemeanours were recorded in Spain. This figure is 3.7% less than in the same period ...

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May 4th, 2015

In March this year, the unemployment rate in the eurozone stood at 11.3%, which is stable compared with the previous month and four tenths less than in March 2014, when it stood at 11.7%, according to the latest data provided by Eurostat. At the same time, inflation remained stable in ...

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April 27th, 2015

The number of foreign citizens registered with the Spanish Social Security system stood at 1,563,343 in March, representing an increase of 2.29%, or 34,974 additional contributors, over the previous month, the Spanish Government website, La Moncloa, reported this week. Compared with 2014, the number of foreign workers has increased by 1.79% ...

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April 20th, 2015

According to the latest quarterly report published by the European Commission (EC), long-term unemployment in the EU countries has registered a slight decline, for the first time since the start of the crisis. In the report, the EC highlights important "positive trends", such as the continuing reduction in unemployment, the increase ...

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March 30th, 2015

The number of foreign citizens registered with the Spanish Social Security system in February reached a total of 1,528,369, representing an increase of 0.81% over the previous month (12,313 more contributors). Year-on-year, the number of foreign social security contributors has increased by 0.51% (7,681 more contributors), and is the first February ...

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