The number of unemployed has barely reduced by 163,000 people during the government of Pedro Sánchez

Spain continues to accumulate data, milestones and very worrying records around unemployment. For example, that, for the sixth consecutive month, it is the Eu

The number of unemployed has barely reduced by 163,000 people during the government of Pedro Sánchez

Spain continues to accumulate data, milestones and very worrying records around unemployment. For example, that, for the sixth consecutive month, it is the European economy with a higher unemployment rate. In addition, it duplicates the European medium unemployment figures and the Spanish economy is already responsible for three out of 10 unemployed that are recorded in all 19 countries that make up the Eurozone. If you are observed with the rest of European powers, the figures are equally blushing, and if the comparison is made only with Germany, the result is devastating: Spain has almost two million more unemployed despite having 36 million less inhabitants.

The Government always boasts that it has occasion that employment figures are reasonably well or, at least, better than rebucting gross domestic product (GDP). And so it is, because affiliation to social security threw a certain force during the past year until returning to the previous levels to the Covid. But that does not prevent the unemployment data from being worrisome or that the achievements of the Executive of Pedro Sánchez as a whole take somewhat scarce: since the current president arrived at the palace of the Moncloa, the number of unemployed has barely reduced In 163,000 people, according to the data that Eurostat published yesterday: from 3.42 million June 2018 to 3.27 million lasting November. And if it is served at the unemployment rate, it has only receded from 15.1% to 14.1% in three and a half.

On the way, it is true, the Spanish economy has suffered its greatest recession in times of peace as a result of the coronavirus. But it is equally true that until the moment the pandemic was unleashed, until February 2020, the unemployment reduction figures had been equally insufficient despite the years of economic bonanza of those who enjoyed the country.

In addition, the government's discourse on the recovery of affiliation after the crisis has a certain trick. The important hiring in the public sector, the workers in the File of Temporary Employment Regulation (ERTE) and the autonomous benefits help the figures, but in the private sector the data has not yet returned to 2019. It is aimed at it, which It considers that, in effective terms, there is still more than 100,000 affiliates.

More. The aforementioned data that the European Statistics Office published yesterday show that neither the unemployment rate and the total number of unemployed have exceeded the crisis. Both figures are slightly above that registered before the Covid, which is when the Sánchez executive reached its reduced data: 13.8% unemployment with 3.17 million unemployed people.

Nor can youth unemployment offer precisely hopeful figures, although Spain has been able to stop being the country with Europe's highest figure. That position is now occupied by Greece, with almost 40% unemployment between people under 25 after the abrupt bounce registered in the last month. The Spanish economy, for its part, brushes 30% and the total number of young people in a situation of unemployment reaches half a million. And the comparison with European figures show that, also in this case, the data of Spain double the EU and eurozone stockings. However, other powers such as France and Italy are not alien to this problems. So much so that the country governed by Mario Draghi is close to Spain with 28% of youth unemployment, and which leads Emmanuel Macron reaches 17%.

The publication of Eurostat occurred the same day at which the Association of Employment Agencies and Temporary Working Companies (ASSPLEMPO) found that almost half of all the unemployed unemployed are long-lasting. "In addition, 27.5% were very long-lasting stops [more than 2 years in active employment search], which is equivalent to 940,400 people and 14.1% were unemployed standing for more than 4 years", What is about half a million people.

Asempleo also exposes that "until the impact of the COVID-19 the proportion of long-term unemployed was decreasing," but "with the outbreak of the crisis and the consequent worsening of the labor market, this indicator has increased." Even so, the data retreated slightly in the third quarter of last year.

Updated Date: 10 January 2022, 20:25

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