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Diagnóstico del mercado laboral en Euskadi (I): El Acceso al Mercado Laboral y la Calidad del Empleo

This study analyses the differential challenges facing the Basque Country in terms of access to the labour market and the quality of employment. To this end, employment data for 2019 have been used for the most part for two reasons. On the one hand, a diagnosis based on 2020 data would present outdated conclusions, due to the impact of the pandemic and the recovery in employment since then. On the other hand, the labour market is currently undergoing a rapid adjustment that the data for the first quarters of 2021, which also show some seasonality, would not capture. The results of the study show that the Basque Country has unemployment rates (general, youth and long-term) significantly higher than those observed in Europe and that the unemployment phenomenon particularly affects young people, women and people with a lower level of education. Likewise, the results indicate that the Basque Country has a high poverty risk rate for the employed population, indicating that there are significant pockets of wage insecurity. Finally, the data indicate that temporary and involuntary part-time employment is one of the main challenges in the Basque Country.

Authors:

Sara de la Rica; Director of ISEAK

David Martinez de Lafuente; Researcher at ISEAK

Alejandra Campero; Research Associate at ISEAK

Keywords:

Labour market; Euskadi; Unemployment; Precariousness; Temporariness; Parciality; Temporariness

Cita sugerida:

de la Rica, S.; Martinez de Lafuente, D. & Campero; A. 2021. Diagnóstico del mercado laboral en Euskadi (I): El Acceso al Mercado Laboral y la Calidad del Empleo. ISEAK Policy Brief 2021. Available at: https://iseak.eu/documentos/diagnostico-del-mercado-laboral-en-euskadi-i-el-acceso-al-mercado-laboral-y-la-calidad-del-empleo/