Articles tagged as: unemployment

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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April 8th, 2015

The number of people unemployed in Spain fell by 60,214 in March, putting the total at 4,451,939. The Spanish Government website, La Moncloa, reported that this is the biggest decline in unemployment in this month since 2002. In the past 6 years, unemployment in March has increased by over 35,000 ...

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March 27th, 2015

According to official data published by the State public employment services for the months of January between 2010 and 2015, collated by human resources company, Randstad, the volume of workers in Spain who are actively seeking alternative employment has grown for the first time in six years.At the moment, the ...

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March 26th, 2015

The credit rating agency, Fitch Ratings, said in a statement this week that the latest data on the real estate sector in Spain indicates that the prolonged period of house price declines appears to be coming to an end, but they warned that the recovery of the Spanish real estate ...

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February 24th, 2015

The demand for housing in Spain will pick up again in 2015, with an increase in transactions of 15%, which will raise real estate prices by an average of 1.5%, and by up to 5% more in 2016, according to the bi-annual report on the real estate market in Spain ...

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February 17th, 2015

The credit ratings agency, Fitch, estimates that housing prices in Spain will stabilise at their current levels, which is around 40% below the peak prices recorded before the crisis, and pointed out that their data already indicates that a balance has been reached and that the price declines have ended.El ...

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January 15th, 2015

According to a recent survey conducted by the property portal, fotocasa.es, entitled "Profile of the Homebuyer in 2014", 32% of the Spanish who bought a property in 2014 paid for it in cash, compared with 62% who did so with mortgage financing and the remaining 6% who said they had ...

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January 9th, 2015

According to the conclusions contained in the January Multi-Country Report published by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), housing prices appear to have bottomed out in Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands and Spain. The report noted that “the metrics suggest that housing prices in Spain, Ireland, Denmark and the Netherlands have come ...

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November 27th, 2014

According to the results of a survey, carried out by the Vodafone Communications Institute in six of the most important European countries (United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Holland, Czech Republic and Spain) analysing more than 6,000 interviews with young people between the ages of 18 and 30 years, Spanish youths are ...

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November 18th, 2014

According to a report carried out by independent financial advisors, Arcano, entitled 'The Case for Spain III: Plus Ultra', the real estate sector and construction will be the engines of economic growth in Spain in 2015, as well as company and household financing.The fall in fuel prices could also boost ...

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November 10th, 2014

Unemployment in Spain increased by 79,154 people in October, bringing the total number of unemployed people registered in the employment offices to 4,526,804, according to data published by the Ministry of Employment. However, this is the smallest increase in unemployment registered in October since 2010. In seasonally adjusted terms, the ...

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November 6th, 2014

The Bank of Spain’s latest Financial Stability Report, the institution’s six-monthly publication which analyses the evolution of the risk, solvency and profitability of deposit institutions, finds that the adjustment in the Spanish property market is nearing its completion, and even corroborates some other organisations' statistics, which are already pointing to ...

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October 15th, 2014

According to a study by multi-specialist recruitment consultancy, Randstad, prepared from more than 15,000 interviews with employed professionals in over 30 countries, 40% of Spanish employees hope to find a new job in the next six months, which is up slightly from the percentage registered a year earlier.Despite the positive ...

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