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COVID in Spain – March worst month on record for the labour market

Jobless claims in Spain surged by 302,000 people in March, the highest monthly increase on record and far higher than the previous record from January 2009 when unemployment claims rose by 200,000 as Spain went into an economic crisis. Spain’s Minister of Labour and Social Economy, Yolanda Diaz, said that nearly 834,000 jobs had been … Continue reading

COVID in Spain – Some 900,000 workers have lost their job and at least another 620,000 have seen their contracts suspended

Spain has shed jobs at a record pace since it went into lockdown to fight the coronavirus, social security data showed on Thursday, laying bare the scale of the epidemic’s impact in the euro zone’s fourth-largest economy. Some 900,000 workers have lost their job since mid-March, with those on short-term contracts in tourism or construction … Continue reading

Gender Gap in Spain – Women still rank second in key areas of society related to employment

The goal of this study was to analyse the perceptions of Spanish women taking occupational training courses and of gender equality experts with respect to the relationship between initial formal education, occupational training, continuing education and employment, as well as the role played by the family in this relationship, in order to elucidate conceptions of … Continue reading

Vodafone Spain – To cut up to 1,300 jobs

The Spanish business of London-listed telecoms group Vodafone said on Tuesday it will cut up to 1,300 jobs as it trims its workforce following last year’s acquisition of the county’s largest cable operator Ono. Negotiations with employee representatives over the cuts will start on September 1, it said in a statement. Chosen excerpts by Job … Continue reading

Spain – Home to the 5 worst EU regions for unemployment

Spain still has the second-highest unemployment rate in the EU, at 23.2% way worse than third-place Hungary (18.5%) but not quite as terrible as Greece (26%). That would be bad enough. But the report also shows that Spain is proud home to the five European regions with the worst levels of unemployment. At the top … Continue reading

Unemployemnt in Spain – Rises slightly to 23.78 percent

Spain’s unemployment rate in the first quarter increased for the first time in a year, albeit modestly, preliminary figures from the statistical office INE showed Thursday.  The jobless rate rose to 23.78 percent from 23.70 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014. Economists had expected the figure to remain unchanged. The latest increase was the … Continue reading

Education in Spain – Dropout rate highest in EU

Spain’s early school leaving (ESL) rate has consistently fallen in recent years as employment options become extremely scarce, but remains nearly twice the EU average, at 23.6 percent in 2013. That’s down from 24.7 percent in 2012, but still way off the national target of 15 percent and still the highest in the EU, the … Continue reading

Spain – Graduating in law and so what…

Alberto Gracia earned the first law degree in his family six years ago. Since then, he’s worked briefly as a lawyer and mostly as a video-store clerk, flower-seller or ticket-puncher. Now he’s found a career he thinks will stick: hospital orderly. Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at  Lawyer’s Only Job Hope … Continue reading

Spain – Unemployment lowest since 2011

Spain’s unemployment rate fell to the lowest since the end of 2011 in the third quarter as its economy turned into one of the fastest-growing in the euro region. Joblessness fell to 23.7 percent in the three months through September from 24.5 percent in the previous quarter, Spain’s national statistics institute INE said in Madrid … Continue reading

Unemployment in Spain – August sees the first rise in unemployment after six months of improvement

A total of 8,070 people joined Spain’s jobless queues in August, the first rise in unemployment after six months of improvement, official figures released on Tuesday show. The rise means there were 4,427,930 Spaniards registered as looking for work at the country’s unemployment offices at the end of August, Spain’s employment ministry figures show. Chosen … Continue reading

Spain – First time unemployment is below 25% in two years

The unemployment rate in Spain has fallen below 25% for the first time in two years, thanks to the beginning of a revival in the economy. An extra 402,000 people started work in the second quarter of the year, boosted by the seasonal upturn in tourism. That helped to push the official jobless rate down … Continue reading

Spanish migrants to Germany – Up 19 percent in 2013

A total of 44,119 people left Spain for Germany in 2013, 19 percent more than the previous year, stats from Germany’s official stats body show.  Spain came sixth in the table of countries supplying new immigrants to Germany  in 2013, behind Poland (197,000), Romania (135,416), Italy (60,651), Bulgaria (59,3239) and Hungary (58,993). Out of the … Continue reading

Where Is The Economic Improvement In Spain – Unemployment rate up at 25.9 percent in Q1

Spain’s unemployment rate edged higher in the first quarter, data showed on Tuesday, as a slow economic recovery failed to offset a traditionally bad three months for job creation in the tourism-dependent country.  The rate rose to 25.9 percent, according to the National Statistics Institute, up from a revised 25.7 percent in the previous quarter. … Continue reading

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Spain / Unemployment rose by 113,097 in January

Spanish government figures show that the number of people registered as unemployed rose by 113,097 in January as temporary job contracts created over Christmas came to an end. The Labor Ministry said Tuesday that the reduction put the total number of those registered in unemployment offices at 4.81 million. Year-on-year, the figure was down 166,343. … Continue reading

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