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July 1, 2022

Spain | La Rioja Economic Outlook 2022

La Rioja's GDP grew by 4.4% in 2021. But the war in Ukraine and sanctions reduce growth expectations. Thus, Rioja's GDP is expected to grow by 3.4% in 2022 and 3.0% in 2023. By the end of 2023, GDP per capita could be 1% higher than in 2019.

June 27, 2022

Europe | Minimum wage: from symptoms to causes

On June 7, 2022, the European Parliament and EU Member States reached an agreement on the Directive on adequate minimum wages. Despite the arrival of this Directive, differences in minimum wages between EU Member States will continue to exist for as long as there is no convergence in productivity and employment rates.

June 21, 2022

Spain | More permanent contracts in May, and fewer indefinite duration temporary contracts

The May 2022 contract statistics confirmed the upturn in permanent contracts, especially among younger people, and the fall in the number of temporary contracts, focused on those of indefinite duration.

June 16, 2022

Mexico | Wage distribution deteriorated and no signs of improvement

The growth of employment, and consequently the low levels of unemployment, have made it possible to increase the total wage bill, which is currently 3.0% above the pre-pandemic level; however, this gain has been due to the generation of low-paid jobs and the loss of employment of more than 2 Minimum Wages (MW)

June 15, 2022

Spain | Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan: making virtue of necessity

The Recovery Plan failed to fullfil expectations in 2021. As we look forward, we must focus on streamlining and accelerating its roll-out and on using it to transform our economy and invest wisely in projects with strong potential to increase employment and improve job quality and productivity.

June 9, 2022

Spain | Aragon Economic Outlook 2022

Aragon's GDP grew by 4.2% in 2021. The sanctions imposed on Russia and the increase in fuel prices reduce growth expectations. Even so, Aragon's GDP could increase by 2.9% in 2022 and 3.0% in 2023. By the end of 2023, GDP per capita could exceed the pre-crisis level by 1%.

June 8, 2022

Spain | Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan: situation and outlook

Despite the expectations created at the end of 2020, the Plan's impact on the National Accounts was slow in 2021 — though this is expected to accelerate in 2022 and 2023. The challenge now is to invest wisely in projects which will drive and transform the economy.

June 3, 2022

Colombia | In April, the number of employed persons continued to increase

In April, the national unemployment rate was 11.2%, 4.3 p.p. lower than a year ago, in the same month and the urban rate was 11.1%, 6.4 p.p. lower than a year ago. Between March and April 2022, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased by 0.4 p.p. at the national level and by 0.9 p.p. at the urban level.