• Eurozone Unemployment Rate Stable at 11.1% in May

    The unemployment rate in the eurozone stood at 11.1% of the active population in May, which is the same rate as the previous month, when it registered its best reading since March 2012, according to data provided by Eurostat. Compared …

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  • Spain’s Population Falls for Third Consecutive Year

    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). …

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  • Spanish Workers Under 25 Most Active Searching for Jobs

    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 …

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  • Spain Leads Reduction in Eurozone Unemployment Rate

    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 …

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  • OECD Praises Spain’s Reform Efforts

    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 …

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  • 1.8 Million Spanish Households Struggle with Utility Bills

    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, …

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  • SIMA Survey Reveals Home Buyers’ Intentions

    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 …

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  • Spain Has Less Foreign Workers than in 2007

    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, …

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  • GDP Will Rise to 2.9% and Unemployment Will Drop to 22.2% in 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 …

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  • National Insurance Contributors Once Again Surpass 17 Million

    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 …

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  • Unemployment Down in April – Lead by Catalonia, Andalucía and Madrid

    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 …

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  • Eurozone Unemployment Stable at 11.3% in March

    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 …

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  • Employment Increases in Construction and Industry

    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 …

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  • Self-Employed Foreigners in Spain Increased by 7.85% in February

    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 …

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  • Spain’s Early School Leaver Rate Reaches 21.9%

    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, …

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