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Spain – 91% of regional contracts in 2012 were temporary

13 August 2013

In the northern Spanish region of Burgos Province, temporary recruitment contracts accounted for 91% of all contracts during 2012, according to HR publication RRHH. Total recruitment during 2012 was 102,998 jobs, a fall of -7% compared with a year ago.

Total male recruitment was slightly less than female, with 52,058 jobs and 50,940 respectively. Two thirds of the jobs were full time, with 55% of the contracts signed by people between the ages of 16 and 34.

More than 75% of new contracts were signed for jobs in the service industry; primarily in the areas of administration, ancillary services, hospitality, manufacturing, agriculture, forestry, livestock, fisheries, and wholesale & retail.

Of the 40,426 registered job seekers in the region, 32,090 were unemployed. The average age of unemployment was between 35 and 40. Half of those unemployed previously worked in the service industry, followed by construction, agriculture, followed by young people with no work experience. 

Eurostat, the statistical body of the European Union, reported in July that national unemployment in Spain was 26.3%, remaining the second highest level of unemployment after Greece.  

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