In some countries, employers used job retention programmes to cut hours while allowing workers to keep their pay and jobs; there, it is likely that the full impact of the pandemic is yet to be felt. In other countries, there have been unprecedented increases in unemployment, but many workers will return to their jobs (or to new ones) as economies re-open and activity picks up.
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The Skills Outlook Country Profile details key indicators to assess the extent to which Spain is able to provide strong foundations for lifelong learning; promote effective transitions into further education, training and the labour market and engage adults in learning. It also evaluates the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on adult learning and the labour market.
Spain’s economy is on the road to recovery, but the shock from COVID-19 has underlined the urgency of addressing long-standing structural challenges. While support continues to flow to the hardest-hit firms and households, investment and reforms should focus on driving productivity growth and the creation of high-quality jobs, according to a new OECD report.
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Spain has one of the highest levels of alcohol consumption – 12.7 litres of pure alcohol per capita per year, roughly equivalent to 2.6 bottles of wine or 4.9 litres of beer per week per person aged 15 and over. In addition, in Spain, some population groups are at higher risk than others.
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España tiene uno de los niveles más altos de consumo de alcohol: 12,7 litros de alcohol puro per cápita al año, lo que equivale aproximadamente a 2,6 botellas de vino o 4,9 litros de cerveza a la semana por persona de 15 años o más. Además, en España, algunos grupos de población corren más riesgo que otros.
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In Spain, to protect workers from COVID-19 and help them with family care needs, the authorities promoted a rapid move to telework by expediting programmes to support the digitalisation of small-medium enterprises. In addition, several sectoral agreements were signed to better protect workers in supermarkets, health care, hotels, restaurants and the tourism sector.
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This note provides a comprehensive overview of the extent to which laws in Spain and OECD countries ensure equal treatment of LGBTI people, and of the complementary policies that could help foster LGBTI inclusion.
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This note presents selected findings based on the set of well-being indicators published in How's Life? 2020.
Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, will be in Madrid on 10 March 2020 on an official visit to Spain. He will hold bilateral meetings with Mr. Pedro Sánchez, Prime Minister of Spain and Ms. Arancha González Laya, Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation of Spain.
Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, will be in Madrid on 2nd December 2019 to attend the official opening of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP25).