Spain -Recovery masks lingering jobs crisis -September 20, 2015

Millions of citizens are scraping by on benefits, family handouts or working cash-in-hand as they wait for the apparent economic rebound to create the hundreds of thousands of jobs the government is promising. Observers see that jobs are being created — but the problem is that many of them only last a few days. The unemployment rate remains extremely high at more than 22%. One in every two eligible workers under the age of 25 is out of work. The conservative government passed in 2012 reforms making it easier for firms to hire and fire as part of his austerity reforms. Trade unions dispute the diagnosis that this will lead to decent job creation.

English: http://www.thelocal.es/jobs/article/spains-economic-recovery-masks … 

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