Spain - Wage development and other labour market data - December 31, 2017

An analysis with labour market data from the period 2000-2016 shows that youth and long-term unemployment escalated during the crisis and, despite the ongoing recovery, were still at unsustainably high levels in 2016. The aggregate rate of temporary employment declined during the recession, but grew among youth. Real wages declined during the recession and have not returned yet to their pre-recession levels. Interestingly, median real wages kept on rising until 2010 despite dramatic job losses, which, according to the authors might reflect ‘rigidities in the system of collective bargaining’.     

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