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

Seasonality worked against Social Security affiliation (-185,400) and unemployment (24,800) in August. Excluding its impact, the number of affiliates increased by 20,000, 3,500 more than in July, and the number of unemployed decreased by 7,000 after growing the previous month. Temporary employment ratio fell to 56% SWDA.
The growth in Social Security affiliation (21,900) and the reduction in unemployment (-11,000) in July were lower than expected. Seasonally adjusted, the number of affiliates increased by 16,000, 5,000 more than in June, and the number of unemployed by 11,000 after nine months of decline.
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.