Social Progress Watch 2015 Country Report | Spain

The Spanish labour market continues to suffer from a high, yet stable level of unemployment, particularly among young people and including an increasing share of long term unemployment. The high level of early school leaving adds to the vulnerable position of young people on the Spanish labour market. Furthermore, the continued effects of the economic crisis can be read from the increasing level of people at risk of poverty or social exclusion. Given this state of play, concerns exist over the linear cost cutting in healthcare and social services, given that the access to and quality of these services have played a critical role for large parts of the population throughout the crisis.