Juan Ramón García
Juan Ramón García
Principal Economist

Juan Ramón García is a principal economist in the Spain and Portugal unit of BBVA Research. Among other responsibilities, he is in charge of the conjunctural and structural analysis of the labour market and household consumption in Spain.

Previously, he was a senior economist in the Sectoral Analysis and Global Trends units of BBVA Research and a researcher at the Applied Economics Studies Foundation (Fedea).

He obtained a degree in Economics from the University of Santiago de Compostela in 2001 and a Diploma in Advanced Studies from the same university in 2003.

Latest publications

Labour records from March confirm that the confinement has a remarkable effect. Average Social Security enrolment decreased by 302,600 people (-0.5% YoY) and unemployment rose by 302,300 (9.3% YoY). Seasonally adjusted, the fall in employment was 424,000 people and the increase in unemployment was 338,000.
Data from February indicate that, for the time being, no effects of the coronavirus are observed in the labour market. Social Security affiliation rosed by 85,700 people (1.9% YoY) and unemployment fell by 7,800 (-1.3% YoY). Excluding seasonal factors, employment accelerated to 36,000 people and unemployment fell by 17,000
Gross social security affiliation fell by 244,000 people in January (1.8% YoY) and unemployment rosed by 90,200 (-1.0% YoY). Excluding seasonal factors, employment barely grew by 9,000 people and unemployment by 4,000, which, in any case, represented a prolongation of the sluggishness in the labour market registrations