DP15452 The Spanish Labour Market at the Crossroads: Covidâ??19 meets the Megatrends

Author(s): Juan J. Dolado, Florentino Felgueroso, Juan F Jimeno
Publication Date: November 2020
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Programme Areas: Labour Economics
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This paper reviews the experience so far of the Spanish labour market during the Covidâ??19 crisis in the light of current institutions, past performance during recessions, and the policy measures adopted during the pandemic. Emphasis is placed on the role of worldwide trends in labour markets (automation and AI) in shaping a potential recovery from this (hopefully) transitory shock through a big reallocation process of employment and economic activity.