Articles tagged as: unemployment

July 1st, 2015

As at 1st January 2015, the number of inhabitants in Spain stood at 46,439,864 persons, which is 0.14% less than the figure registered a year earlier (72,335 persons less). In 2013, the reduction registered was significantly higher, at 0.46% (-220,130). During 2014 a total of 78,785 Spaniards left the country, which ...

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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 8th, 2015

Unemployment in the eurozone stood at 11.1% in April, which is one tenth less than the previous month and six tenths below the rate registered a year earlier, and represents the best reading of the indicator since March 2012, according to data provided by the European Commission statistical agency, Eurostat. In ...

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June 5th, 2015

Spain has managed to create half a million jobs with a level of growth below the threshold necessary in the past for creating jobs, which is something that the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) attributes to the reforms implemented in the country. "Growth in Spain this year will be ...

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June 3rd, 2015

One in ten Spanish households have serious problems paying for their basic household utilities, such as electricity and gas supplies. This translates to 1.8 million families, or around six million people. This rate has tripled in the past six years, from 3.6% to 9.88% today, according to the 'Energy Poverty ...

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May 28th, 2015

During the SIMA International Real Estate Exhibition held in Madrid earlier this month, the event organisers, Planner Exhibitions, in collaboration with the Sociedad de Tasación, carried out a survey, questioning 510 people after concluding their visit to the fair, to gain an insight into the typical profile of a potential ...

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May 22nd, 2015

According to a study conducted by Randstad, some 9.3% of Spain’s workforce are foreign nationals, which is lower than the 10.1% of the workforce they represented in 2007, before the economic crisis. The study also highlighted that, in recent years, the volume of foreign workers over the total has increased ...

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May 14th, 2015

The Savings Banks Foundation (Funcas) forecast panel has raised by three tenths, to 2.9%, its growth forecast for Spain for this year, and estimates it will stand at 2.7% in 2016, one tenth more than calculated previously. The improvement in economic activity, according to the consensus of the 18 research services ...

Continue reading GDP Will Rise to 2.9% and Unemployment Will Drop to 22.2% in 2015

May 13th, 2015

The Spanish Social Security system has once again registered over 17 million contributors, with an average of 17,008,296 people in work. This figure was recorded following the registration of a further 175,495 people in April (up 1.04%), representing the largest increase in a month of April since records began. All regions ...

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May 6th, 2015

In April, the number of people registered unemployed in Spain fell in all 17 regions, with the greatest decreases being recorded in Catalonia, where there were 18,681 less unemployed than in March, Andalucía (-14,425) and Madrid (-12,160). The number of unemployed people registered throughout Spain fell by 118,923, to a total ...

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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 28th, 2015

In the first quarter of the year, unemployment fell in eight of Spain’s regions, and in the autonomous city of Ceuta, and rose in the remaining nine regions and in Melilla, according to data from the latest Economically Active Population Survey published last week by the National Statistics Institute. Overall, ...

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April 23rd, 2015

Spain has an additional 19,040 self-employed foreigners than a year ago, according to data released by the OPA (federation of organisations of professionals, self-employed and entrepreneurs) based on Social Security statistics of the number of foreign nationals registered under the special scheme for self-employed workers. Thus, in February, there were a ...

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April 22nd, 2015

Spain is the European Union Member State with the greatest percentage of early school leavers, registering a rate of 21.9% of young people aged between 18 and 24 years prematurely leaving the education system with at most lower secondary education, and not in further education or training. This percentage is double ...

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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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