In 2012 the Spanish labour market shows significant changes in relation to previous periods of crisis. During 2012 the Spanish economy experiences a second recession which has produced the highest employment destruction since 2009. Job destruction is mainly attributed by budgetary cuts in the public sector. Unemployment continues to grow but, in contrast with previous years, the number of active workers falls, especially of young people and adult males. In addition, the percentage of unemployed people receiving public benefits falls. Regarding the working conditions, there are two opposing tendencies. The temporary employment rate continues to fall, mainly due to public job destruction, while the proportion of part-time jobs and underemployment grow. Overall, there is a serious deterioration, both quantitative and qualitative, of the employment in Spain.
Translated title of the contribution2012 : La segona recessió
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)0001-20
Number of pages20
JournalAnuario IET de Trabajo y Relaciones Laborales
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • Crisi
  • Ocupació
  • Atur
  • Ocupació temporal
  • Subocupació
  • Mercat laboral espanyol
  • Crisis
  • Employment
  • Unemployment
  • Temporary employment
  • Spanish labour market

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