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Juan Ramón García
Juan Ramón García
Principal Economist
Spain

Juan Ramón García is the head economist in the Spain and Portugal unit of BBVA Research. Amongst other duties, he is responsible for situational and structural analysis of the labour market and household consumption in Spain.


Previously he was a senior economist at the Sectorial and Global Trends Analysis units of BBVA Research, and a research at the Applied Economics Studies Foundation (FEDEA).


He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Santiago de Compostela University in 2001 and an Advanced Studies Diploma from the same university in 2003.

Latest publications

Social security registrations increased by 211,800 people in May (2.8% YoY), less than expected, and unemployment fell by 84,100 (-5.3% YoY). Excluding seasonal factors, the number of people in employment grew by 31,000 people, driven by positive developments in the services sector, while unemployment fell by 10,000
Social security registrations increased by 186,800 people in April (3.0% YoY) and unemployment fell by 91,500 (-5.2% YoY), in line with expectations. Taking favorable seasonality out of the equation, the number of people in employment grew by 47,000 people, driven by positive developments in the services sector, while unemployment fell by 14,000.
The recovery of the Labor market continued in 1Q19. The unfavorable seasonality led to a fall in Labor Force Survey employment of 93,500 people and an increase in the unemployment rate to 14.7%. After correcting this factor, quarterly employment grew by 0.8% and the unemployment rate fell to 14.0%.