Most Spaniards are aware of the inherent problem of our economy. More than 35% of our youth live it in their bodies.
i’m talking paroIn which we are currently the worst economy in Europe.
But today I want to take another approach. We are going to look at the percentage of people who work in Spain in relation to the total population and also, Compare it to EU countries, in this case more Switzerland, because the Eurostat data includes it, and because nothing is missing. I’m going to analyze it in the years 2000 and 2021, to see how Spain and the rest of the country have developed.
I think schools of economics will currently look at these ratios, but I haven’t seen anything written in the economic media about this other approach, how to look at the employment rate, the percentage of people who work, or every 100 people. Out of how, how many they work.
Let’s go by parts, as my friend Ignacio says, about what Jack the Ripper would say.
From this table we can see that there are 20 countries from EU and Switzerland, which have increased their population And practically all countries, which were somehow under Moscow’s control until the collapse of the USSR plus Greece, have reduced the number of their inhabitants.
Luxembourg, Malta, Iceland and Ireland grow above 30%, Spain ranks ninth behind Cyprus, Norway, Switzerland and Sweden, and among the three largest European countries, France grows by 11.7, Italy by 3.8% and Germany by 2.1%.
Population growth in northern European countries, such as Iceland, with 32%, Norway, with 20.4% and Sweden, with 17.4%, is astonishing.
From these figures we can imagine that the countries that are going to have the most jobs will be the ones that have reduced their population, because as soon as they create jobs, their level of employment rate should be higher.
Well, we shall see that this is not the case in most cases.
The first thing we can see is that, in 2021, no country has an occupancy rate less than 40%, compared to 39.6% in Bulgaria in 2000, 37.8% in Hungary, 39.3% in Lithuania, 38.9 in Slovakia. %, was 38% in Poland, 35.1% in Croatia. and Italy 39.6%.
Spain was also not far behind at that time, but with 41.1%, Spain was 19th on the employment table.
In the year 2000, the country with the highest employment rate was Iceland with 63.8%, Switzerland with 53.6% and Denmark with 51.6%.
Germany occupied position number 8 in this table, with 48.9% of every 100 Germans, 49 worked and therefore these 49 supported and maintained 51. France occupied position 16 with a rate of 42.5%, and Italy occupied position number 24. 39.6 has already been mentioned. For every 100 Italians, 40 worked to support 60.
in the year 2021 is the total change in the number. Netherlands becomes the hardest working country, in occupancy rate, with 54.3%. Germany and Switzerland are tied, taking second place with 53.8%.
We look at Norway, whose population has grown by 20%, going down only one place, but increasing the employment rate by a tenth. We also look at Iceland, which lost 4 positions with a population growth rate of 32%, still an employment rate of 53%.
The amazing thing is what happens to the 3 Mediterranean countries, France, Italy and Spain.
We occupy 3 of the last 4 positions of this statistic. France, which has grown from an employment rate of 42.5% so far this century to 42.9% and remains in the 27th place; Spain, which went up from 41.4% to 42.5%, lost 9 places, and Italy, which went up from 39.6% to 41.5% and finished second, ahead of Romania.
I’m not here to judge what other countries like France and Italy are doing, which have almost as many tasks as we do to make our countries “grand” again, but I’m here to tell our politicians I am here to tell what happened to us next. Occupied countries such as Greece, Croatia, Poland, Slovakia, Ireland, Lithuania, Hungary, Portugal, Lithuania, Estonia, Czechia, Cyprus, Bulgaria or Slovenia, just to name a few countries.
Bad was 19th in the year 2000, but even worse is the 28th in the year 2021.
But no one in this country is ashamed of anything and I’m sorry, I don’t get it.
In Spain, 42% of the population works; In the Netherlands and Germany, 54%