Growth of the labour market continues in the second quarter of 2017 2017-10-18

The favourable tendency of the salaried employment of  2016 continues in the first half of 2017, as shown by the statistics of the National Social Security Office. The increase of employment in 2017 has accelerated with respect to the increase registered in 2015 and 2016 and keeps on reaching continuously new branches of activity.

Global view

Compared to the same period in 2016, the salaried employment has once again increased during the first quarter of 2017. Both the number of jobs (+ 1.6%) and the work volume (+1.9% in full-time equivalents) have increased. The favourable tendency on the labour market is present in the sector "Industry and Construction", as well in the “Commercial services”  and the “Non-commercial services”.  

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