Spain - Hard times for young workers - August 31, 2016

According to a detailed observatory of the Council for Youth (CJE), the income situation of youngsters is very problematic. The CJE reveals that even when youngsters succeed in leaving the family home, the vast majority (84%) share a flat with two or more people. Women are more likely than men to leave their parents' home. The worsening situation is down to the fragile state of the labour market and tough housing market conditions. The youth unemployment rate has hovered at around 50% since the beginning of the economic crisis and currently stands at 46.2%. The majority of young people take jobs that the CJE classes as precarious, part-time and seasonal; with 92.9% of all contracts signed by under-29s being temporary, while only 7.1% of contracts are permanent. In 2014, 36.4% of young Spaniards were living in poverty.

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