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Jobless in Spain: a personal viewpoint

Getting a job in Spain is hard enough, but once in a company, it can feel like you're efforts are not being valued.

As the Rajoy government unveils its labour market reform, one of the country’s recently unemployed workers wonders whether something other than the law needs to change.

February 10th, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Iberoblog, Spain News | Read More »

Getting to the bottom of Spain’s daunting unemployment rate

A long queue to the unemployment office. But is the jobless issue in Spain really as bad as we are told?

The country has an official jobless rate of nearly 23 percent, the highest in Europe. But does that figure reflect the true state of the labour market and the Spanish economy? Apparently not.

February 8th, 2012 | Posted in Business, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

Ahead of election, Spain’s next prime minister leaves everyone guessing

A 21-percent jobless rate is one of the obvious weaknesses of the Spanish economy.

Usually when voters go to the polls they have an idea about competing politicians’ policies, and only a vague idea about which of them is going to win. But when Spaniards vote in early elections in one month’s time, they will know, almost for sure, who will win, though they’ve got only the faintest clue as to what that might mean.

October 19th, 2011 | Posted in Business, Featured, Spain News | Read More »

Spain’s woes fail to deter Africans from life-threatening crossing

The tale of immigration across the Strait of Gibraltar is one of desperation and death. Photo: Landahlauts.

Why are immigrants still willing to risk their lives to come to a country that has a faltering economy and Europe’s highest jobless rate?

August 8th, 2011 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

With almost five million out of work, Spain’s unemployment crisis rages on

Some of Spain's nearly 5 million unemployed.

The number of people out of work in Spain hit a new record high in the first quarter of the year, but the government insists it will not surpass the five million mark. It made a similar prediction in 2009 – and was quickly proven wrong. Is this a case of history repeating itself?

April 29th, 2011 | Posted in Business, Featured | Read More »

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