Spain - Employment figures for 2015 released - January 31, 2016

According to the workforce sample study Active Population Survey (EPA), the number of jobless fell by a record 678,200 to 4,779,500 in 2015. Such figures have not been seen since late 2010. Overall data show that 2015 was generally a good year for the job market, although the unemployment rate is still 20.9%. Broken down by sectors, the majority of hirings in the last quarter were in agriculture (70,200) and services (54,900), while jobs were lost in industry (55,500) and construction (24,100). The trade union confederation CC.OO. reacted on the published data and described the situation as dramatic while the country still has almost five million unemployed.

English: http://elpais.com/elpais/2016/01/28/inenglish …  

http://www.plenglish.com/index …  

The report (in Spanish): http://www.ine.es/en/daco …  

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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