This report identifies effective strategies to tackle skills imbalances in Spain. It provides an assessment of practices and policies in the following areas: the collection and use of information on skill needs to foster a better alignment between skills acquisition and labour market needs; education and training policies targeting skills development and investment for individuals and employers; activation policies to develop skills through on-the-job learning; and policies facilitating the entry of migrants with skills that are in demand. The assessment is based on country visits, desk research and data analysis conducted by the OECD secretariat.
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Selected findings for Spain from the report "Preventing Ageing Unequally"
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This report identifies effective strategies to tackle skills imbalances, based on five country-specific policy notes for France, Italy, Spain, South Africa and the United Kingdom. It provides a comparative assessment of practices and policies in the following areas: the collection and use of information on skill needs to foster a better alignment of skills acquisitions with labour market needs; the design of education and training systems and their responsiveness to changing skill needs; the re-training of unemployed individuals; and the improvement of skills use and skills matching in the labour market. The assessment is based on country visits, desk research and data analysis conducted by the OECD secretariat in the five countries reviewed. Examples of good practice from other countries are also discussed.
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The labour market situation in Spain has continuously improved over the past three years. Employment in Spain, as a share of the population aged 15-74 years, has increased by more than 4 percentage points since the crisis trough in 2013 but it is still 6 percentage points below its pre-crisis level.
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Spain had the 15th highest tax wedge among the 35 OECD member countries in 2016. The country had the 14th highest position in 2015. The average single worker in Spain faced a tax wedge of 39.5% in 2016 compared with the OECD average of 36.0%.
These country specific notes provide figures and commentary from the Taxation and Skills publication that examines how tax policy can encourage skills development in OECD countries.
The Spanish economy is enjoying a robust recovery from a deep recession, with structural reforms contributing to high growth rates and a gradual decline in unemployment.
I am delighted to be back in Madrid to present the latest OECD Economic Survey of Spain. I would like to thank Minister Guindos for his kind invitation, and to pay tribute to the excellent collaboration between the OECD and his team during the preparation of this report.
It is a pleasure to be with you today at this seminar that will debate how to prepare the Spanish economy to face the opportunities and challenges posed by the new production and digital revolution. I am grateful to the Fundación Areces for its kind invitation, and to Minister Alvaro Nadal for joining us.