Giancarlo Carta
Giancarlo Carta
Senior Economist

Giancarlo Carta has been a BBVA Research economist since 2017, and he has spent his whole career to date in the BBVA Group. Currently he is a member of the Spain Unit, where he handles some of the analysis of Spanish regions within BBVA Research.

Prior to this, he used to be part of the CEO Office, where he was in charge of the bank’s financial analysis (both for the Board of Directors and for the market and analysts), as well as strategic (KPI tracking) and communication projects.

In 2013 he received a Degree in Economic Development and International Cooperation from the University of Palermo (Italy - Final Grade 110/110 cum laude). In 2015 he finished a Master’s Degree in International Economy in the Autonomous University of Madrid.

Latest publications

Employment grew more than expected (209,200 people). After adjusting for seasonality, employment data was positive, both in terms of the number of workers (0.8% QoQ SWDA) and in terms of hours worked. In addition, temporary employment fell (16.8% SWDA) and the unemployment rate increased (12.2% SWDA) due to the labor force.
According to BBVA card spending data, the summer months have been characterized by a slight improvement in tourist spending compared to the beginning of the year, driven by the good behavior of consumption by Spaniards and despite the sluggishness of tourism by of foreigners.
Employment increased more than expected between April and June (603,900). Excluding seasonality, job creation picked up (1.4% QoQ SWDA), but the decline in average working hours limited the rise in hours worked (0.5%). Moreover, temporary employment (17.1% QoQ SWDA) and the unemployment rate (11.7%) fell.