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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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March 25th, 2015

On the occasion of the International Day of Happiness, which was celebrated on 20th March, a study published by the European Commission statistical office, Eurostat, revealed that Spanish citizens graded their level of satisfaction with life at 6.9 points - on a scale of 0 to 10 - slightly below ...

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March 24th, 2015

Recent data published by the European Commission statistical office, Eurostat, indicates that activity in Spain’s construction sector increased by 14.4%, year-on-year, compared with an average rise of 3% registered across the European Union.Compared with December last year, the construction activity in Spain advanced by 2% in the first month of ...

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March 23rd, 2015

The number of persons employed in the eurozone increased by 0.1% in the fourth quarter of 2014, compared to the previous three months, when it had increased by 0.2%, according to a report by Eurostat, which highlighted Spain and Latvia as the EU countries with the highest quarterly increases, which ...

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March 12th, 2015

The growth of the gross domestic product (GDP) in the eurozone accelerated in the last quarter of 2014 to 0.3%, compared with the previous three months, when it had grown by 0.2%, according to a second estimate published by the European Union statistical office, Eurostat, which places Estonia, Spain and ...

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March 11th, 2015

Following years of declines, private consumption in Spain is now recovering and is forecast to grow by 2.7% in 2015, compared with the 2.3% growth registered the previous year which, according to a study carried out by the Institute of Economic Studies from European Commission forecasts, will rank it in ...

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March 5th, 2015

The unemployment rate in the eurozone stood at 11.2% in January, which is one tenth below the previous month and six tenths less than the rate registered in January 2014, according to data provided by the European Commission statistical agency, Eurostat, and represents the best rate for this indicator since ...

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March 4th, 2015

Spain is the European Union country where a smaller proportion of the population earns less than 105% of the minimum wage (SMI), according to the latest report on wages released by Eurostat. Only 0.2% of workers in Spain are paid less than 794.85 euros gross per month (which is 105% ...

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March 2nd, 2015

The rate of inflation in the eurozone fell to -0.6% in January, from -0.2% in December, which is its lowest level since July 2009, and represents the greatest drop in prices in the region of the comparable historical series, Eurostat confirmed last week.The fall in prices in the eurozone, which ...

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February 25th, 2015

After several months registering double-digit growth, the production in construction in Spain has once again slowed. The activity in this sector recorded an increase of just 1.6% in December 2014, compared with the same period in 2013, according to the European Union Statistical Office, Eurostat.This latest figure for Spanish construction ...

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February 18th, 2015

The eurozone gross domestic product (GDP) growth accelerated in the last quarter of 2014 to 0.3%, compared with the previous three months, when it grew by 0.2%, according to the preliminary data published by Eurostat on Friday, which puts Latvia, Spain and Germany in the lead of the growth in ...

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February 6th, 2015

According to the conclusions from the Government’s Criminality Balance for the fourth quarter of 2014, presented this week by the Spanish Ministry of the Interior, a total of 2,093,621 crimes and misdemeanours were recorded in Spain last year, which is 3.6% less than the figure for 2013, when a total ...

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January 27th, 2015

Following five months of declines, the number of foreign contributors to the Spanish Social Security system stood at a total of 1,552,639 in December, representing an increase of 0.21%, compared to the previous month, and 3,241 additional contributors.According to data published last week by the Ministry of Employment and Social ...

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