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

Enrollment fell for the first time in the month of July (-7.400 people) and unemployment rose unexpectedly (3.200). Seasonally adjusted, the estimated decline in enrolment is 25.000, unheard of since 2020, and unemployment increased by 50.000. The positive note was the growth in indefinite-term employment.
Seasonality boosted employment (383,300) and the unemployment rate fell (12,5%). Seasonally adjusted figures show that job creation was modest (0,6% quarter-on-quarter), but hours worked increased (1,1%) and unemployment and temporary rates fell (12,4% and 22,5%, respectively).
Card purchases increased 34% year-on-year in June (42% in May). Both the face-to-face and online channels contributed to the year-on-year slowdown in spending, which was more pronounced in transactions with foreign cards than Spanish ones.