The Basque Youth Observatory is publishing its latest research paper: ‘Youth and Employment in the Basque Country 2017’. This paper is the 14th report in the Gazteak collection, which analyses the situation of Basque youth and, as it says in the title, addresses employment issues, one of the Basque Government’s current priorities.
The ‘Youth and Employment in the Basque Country 2017’ report is based on a household survey involving almost 2000 young people aged 16 to 34. The report studies the labour experience of young people, access to jobs, the type of employment regarding types of contract and working hours, the wages, the percentage of self-employment and salaried employment, the sector, public or private, and also the situation of the unemployed young people and the students and their labour expectations.
This is the fourth time the Basque Youth Observatory has conducted an in-depth analysis of the employment situation of young people in this age group. The study analyses the current situation, looks at its evolution between 2011 and 2017, and compares the situation in recent years.
The data show that, at the moment, most young people are studying and that, among those who are working, the figures for temporary and part-time work are still very high. Even so, it should be noted that there has been a considerable fall in the number of unemployed young people, a reduction in part-time work, salaries have increased slightly, the short-term expectations of finding a job have improved and the percentage of young people who think they will be forced to emigrate to work has fallen.