Juan Ramón García
Juan Ramón García
BBVA Research - 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 rose more than expected in March (193,600 individuals), but unemployment declined less than forecasted (-33,400). Seasonally adjusted, employment rebounded in Q1 2024 (0.8% quarterly CVEC) and both hiring (-0.9%) and unemployment (-1.9%) decreased.
Social Security affiliation rose by 103,600, while unemployment decreased by 7,500. After seasonal adjustments, it is estimated that the number of contributors grew by 85,000, and the number of unemployed people dropped by 35,000. The percentage of temporary contracts decreased by 2.9 pp to 54.2% CVEC.
In this new issue of the OTMT, we analyze the evolution of the labor market up the fourth quarter of 2023. We take stock of the evolution of the main aggregate indicators to, a follow-up of the Labor Reform of 2021, voluntary resignations and quits, and young people according to the nationality of their parents.