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October 1, 2022

Colombia | Labor market shows slight signs of recovery in August

In August of this year, the national unemployment rate was 10.6% and the urban unemployment rate was 10.8%. In seasonally adjusted terms, compared to the previous month, the unemployment rate remained relatively stable at the national and urban levels. The labor market showed a weak improvement in August.

August 16, 2022

Spain | Towards the Champions League of human capital

The reform of the Foreigners' Regulation may be a step forward in allowing companies to access human capital, easing the restrictions imposed on the Spanish economy by the expected drop in population and the mismatch between demand and supply in some parts of the labor market.

July 14, 2022

Colombia Economic Outlook. Third quarter 2022

BBVA Research estimate a Colombian economy grow stood at 6.8% YoY this year. In 2023, especially due to a moderation in private consumption, the economy will decelerate healthily to 2.0%. Inflation will close this year at 9.2% and fall to 5.0% by the end of 2023, thanks to the restrictive tone of monetary policy.

July 8, 2022

Colombia | Strong national employment growth continues in May

In May 2022, the national unemployment rate was 10.6%. In seasonally adjusted terms, compared to April 2022, the national unemployment rate decreased 0.7 percentage points. National employment grew strongly in May 2022, reinforcing its upward trend that began since the end of last year.

June 15, 2022

Peru | GDP grew 3.7% year-on-year in April, but signs of slowdown get stronger

After growing 3.8% year-on-year in March, economic activity advanced 3.7% in April, despite the strict confinement that took place in the city of Lima. The expansion of the non-primary component stood out (5.1%). On the other hand, the primary component of GDP, more linked to extractive activities, contracted by 1.3%.
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April 6, 2022

Colombia Economic Outlook. Second quarter 2022

The Colombian economy will continue to show resilience in a context of greater global uncertainty, more contractionary monetary policies and strong upward pressures on inflation. We expect the economy to grow 4.5% in 2022 and 2.5% in 2023, driven by domestic demand and exports.

February 28, 2022

Spain | Quarterly Labour Market Observatory

The EY-Sagardoy Talent and Innovation Institute, BBVA Research and FEDEA have agreed to join forces to launch the Quarterly Labour Market Observatory. The Observatory will track 35 labour market indicators, a subset of which will be selected each quarter for the report.

February 25, 2022

Mexico | Pandemic and lack of investment damage the labor market and increase poverty

The economic crisis caused by the pandemic and the economic policy response (or rather, its absence) caused significant damage to the Mexican labor market.