Spain

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LABOUR MARKET

 

 

Labour market indicators

Unemployment rate in 2004: 11,0% (ILO data)


Working population:

Year

Total Population

Working population

Activity rate

2004  

41 286 388  
18 316 292  
44%  
Source : Worldbank


Employment by sector:

Year

Agriculture

Industry

Services

2004  

5.7%  
29%  
65.3%  
Sources: ILO, Eurostat, last available data

 

Employment contracts


Salaries

National monthly minimum wage as of 01/01/2004: 460.50 euros

Average wage for a employee in the manufacturing industry in 2004: 12 euros by  hour (ILO data)


Social security contributions

Employer: 30.6%.

Employee: 6.35%

 

Number of hours

Legal definition of full time work (per week): 40 hours


Useful links

For further informations on the labour market, check out the following web sites:

- International Labour Organization (ILO): studies, statistics and reports on working conditions and labour markets

- NATLEX : ILO database on national labour laws

- Ministry of Labour and Social Security

- BIR Spain 2002 (PDF file)

- Confederación Española de Organizaciones Empresariales (CEOE)


Last modified in January 2006
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