Articles tagged as: unemployment

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, ...

Continue reading Employment Increases in Construction and Industry

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 ...

Continue reading Self-Employed Foreigners in Spain Increased by 7.85% in February

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 ...

Continue reading Spain’s Early School Leaver Rate Reaches 21.9%

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 ...

Continue reading Europe’s Long-Term Unemployment Drops For First Time Since 2009

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 ...

Continue reading House Prices Set to Rise Due to Booming Demand

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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