Spain - Labour market data: rise of temporary jobs - October 31, 2017

Official statistics show that seasonal work and temporary contracts boomed during the tourist summer in the third quarter of 2017. In the period from July to September 2017, unemployment went down from 17.2 percent to 16.4 percent, the National Statistics Office INe said, with the number of people out of work falling to 3.7 million at the end of September (3.9 million at the end of June). The third quarter is tourism season, and the hospitality branches (hotels, restaurants and other related services) created the most jobs. However, many jobs created are temporary contracts rather than permanent. The office also published a webpage dedicated to Quality of Life Indicators, with separate chapters on material living conditions and work.

Read on, in Spanish …   Quality of Life Indicators, in Spanish …

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