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

Social security affiliation increased by 3,200 people in sep-19 (2.4% YoY) and unemployment increased by 13,900 (-3.8% YoY). Excluding seasonality, employment grew by 26,000 and unemployment fell by 18,000. Both the increase in affiliation (0.4% QoQ CVEC) and the fall in unemployment (-0.4% QoQ CVEC) lost traction in the 3Q
Social security registrations fell by 213,000 people in August and grew by 2.5% YoY (2.6% YoY in July). Unemployment increased by 54,400 (-3.7% YoY). Excluding seasonal factors, the evolution of the labor market remains weak. Employment grew by 20,000 people, driven by services, and unemployment barely changed (-4,000)
A recent BBVA Research study shows that the likelihood of buying a car declined during the crisis, and has barely gained momentum in recovery.