Gemma Garcia Brosa via The Conversation | On October 7, Spanish PM Pedro Sanchez presented the government’s Plan for Recovery, Transformation and Resilience to access the resources of the European programme Next Generation EU and stated that 800,000 jobs will be created. The Spanish economy is undoubtedly capable of generating that number of jobs within three years. In fact, on average, more than 400,000 jobs have been created in Spain each year in 2014-2019. But does this target seem realistic now?
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The recovery of the Spanish economy has shown strong growth in more than just GDP. Exports of goods and services have grown considerably from 25.6% of GDP to 34.4% between 2010 and 2017, while employment has also shown notable growth (1.9 million more people in work since Q2 2014). This increase in exports is not only helping to create jobs, but whatsmore, to improve the quality of employment.