Searcher
Juan Ramón García
Juan Ramón García
Principal Economist
Spain

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 161,217 people (-3.8% YoY) and unemployment fell by 89,849 (25.3% YoY). Excluding seasonality, employment grew by 150,000 people and unemployment fell by 85,000. However, the estimated impact of the crisis is still significant: 1,175,000 contributors and 843,000 unemployed.
The increase in face-to-face card spending slowed down to 0.5% year-on-year last week, due to both the lower growth of purchases with Spanish cards (8%) and the greater decline in transactions with foreign cards (-54%).
This is a weekly publication based on high-frequency and high-resolution aggregated and anonymised transaction data from BBVA to analyse the dynamics in real time of expenditure in the countries where BBVA operates during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.