Spain - Labour market data ambiguous - November 30, 2018

Data released by the Labour Ministry give an update of the labour market and employment development. The number of workers signed up to the social security system increased to around 19 million citizens (October closed with 18.99 million workers - a rise of 130,360 people), whilst the official number of unemployed also increased: a total of 52,195 people more indicated that they were unemployed and/or seeking a job. Nevertheless, there is a continuing downward trend of the unemployment data over the last 12 months (by 6.2%, or over 212,000 people). The social security department explained the data in a video.

Read on: in English …   The video presentation: in Spanish … 

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers or Sanne van der Gaag, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the Head of communications at the ETUI, Willy De Backer wdebacker@etui.org © ETUI


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