Articles tagged as: unemployment rate

November 17th, 2014

The latest informative bulletin published by the National Institute of Statistics, entitled 'Wages in Spain and the EU', notes that several of the countries that have no established minimum wage actually have much higher average salaries. In addition, the unemployment rate in these countries is lower than the average of ...

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October 27th, 2014

The National Statistics Institute’s Economically Active Population Survey (EAPS) published on Thursday shows that unemployment in Spain fell by 195,200 people in the third quarter, over the previous quarter (-3.5%), representing the biggest decline in a third quarter in the historical series. This brings the total number of people registered ...

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October 22nd, 2014

Long term unemployment in Spain increased at double the rate of the EU-28 between 2010 and 2013, according to a recent report from the Institute of Economic Studies (IEE). Thus, in 2013, Spain registered a long term unemployment rate (of more than a year duration) of 49.7%, following growth of ...

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October 2nd, 2014

The Spanish Government has improved its macroeconomic forecast for Spain and now estimates that GDP will grow by 1.3% this year, instead of the 1.2% previously forecast, and that it will accelerate to 2% in 2015, compared with 1.8% estimated earlier, due to the improvement in both private consumption (+ ...

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September 18th, 2014

The number of persons employed in the eurozone grew by 0.2% during the second quarter of the year over the previous three months, while employment in Spain increased by 0.7%, quarter-on-quarter, according to data published last week by the European Commission statistics office, Eurostat. Meanwhile, in the whole of the European ...

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August 5th, 2014

The unemployment rate in the eurozone fell by a tenth in June, to 11.5%, its lowest level since September 2012, according to a recent report by the EU statistical office, Eurostat. Spain also registered a drop in unemployment, to 24.5% of the working population, although it remains the second country in ...

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July 30th, 2014

The collapse in house prices recorded in Spain in recent years could come to an end next year, when the real estate sector will experience a moderate recovery as a result of improving economic conditions and the growing interest of foreign investors, says the ratings agency Standard & Poor's, which ...

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July 29th, 2014

The number of people registered unemployed in Spain fell by 310,400 in the second quarter of the year over the previous quarter, which is a drop of 5.2%, and the biggest quarterly decline posted in the comparable time series, according to the latest Labour Force Survey statistics published by the ...

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July 3rd, 2014

The unemployment rate in the eurozone remained stable in May for the second consecutive month, at 11.6%, its lowest level since September 2012, which represents a decrease of four tenths over the figure for May 2013, according to the latest figures from the EU statistical office, Eurostat, which places Spain ...

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June 17th, 2014

The Foundation of Savings Banks (Funcas) have forecast that between 2014 and 2015, unemployment in Spain will drop by almost a million people, and they also predict economic growth of 1.4% for this year and 2.2% in 2015. According to the Funcas economic forecast published last week, the unemployment rate will ...

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May 8th, 2014

Unemployment rates remained unchanged in the eurozone in March, at 11.8%, as well as in the whole of the European Union (EU), which stood at 10.5%, according to the latest data published by the European Commission's statistical office, Eurostat. The percentage in the eurozone has been the same since December ...

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April 7th, 2014

In March, the Spanish Social Security system gained around 83,984 additional contributors (+0.52%), its best figure in this month since 2007, which puts the total number of employed contributors at 16,296,288, the Ministry of Employment reported last week. In addition, year-on-year the social security membership increased by 0.71% in March, the ...

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April 4th, 2014

The unemployment rate in the eurozone remained stable in February at 11.9%, where it has stood since October 2013, according to the latest data from Eurostat, which is one tenth less than the unemployment rate registered in February 2013. In the whole of the European Union (EU), the unemployment rate in ...

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March 7th, 2014

The unemployment rate remained stable in the eurozone in January, at 12%, and also in the whole of the European Union (EU), at 10.8%, according to recent data published by the European Commission’s statistics office, Eurostat, which also confirms, according to their seasonally adjusted data, that unemployment in the eurozone ...

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February 5th, 2014

The unemployment rate in the eurozone stood at 12% in December for the third consecutive month. The number of unemployed people in the region fell by 129,000 compared with November, the biggest drop since April 2007, to 19 million unemployed, thanks in part to the drop in unemployment registered in ...

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