March 2014


  • University graduates and the labour market
    Aside from the months of July and October in 2006, when it was surpassed by the issue of immigration, unemployment has been the number one problem for people in Spain since 1985, according to figures from the Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas. And in February of this year over 80% of those interviewed were of the opinion that unemployment is one of the three main problems, with a rate similar to that in 1985 and 1986, when it was over 20%.

    The evidence above should be no surprise, given that around six million people are unemployed in Spain, of which 800,000 live in Catalonia. It is clear that the economic and financial crisis of recent years has contributed to the rise of unemployment rate from 8.3% at the end of 2007 to 26% at the end of 2013, although it is also true that unemployment has affected different sectors of society in different ways.
    Jaume García Villar - Professor of Applied Economics, Universitat Pompeu Fabra and president of the Scientific Committee for AQU Catalunya's employers project/survey

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