While talking to the media in the town of Ribadumia in Pontevedra, where he was starting his summer holidays, Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy described the recent economic data as “excellent”.
Rajoy expressed great satisfaction with the unemployment figures corresponding to the month of July and predicted that, “if we keep going like this”, it will be possible to achieve the figure of 20 million people in employment a year ahead of the original forecast.
“I believe that, if we keep going like this – but a prudent approach is always advisable – we can achieve it in 2019,” he said.
Rajoy added that this “excellent data” follows on from all the other positive results achieved during the year. He went on to say that the increase in permanent employment and in contracts for people “who have been unemployed for a long time,” together with the growing number of young people finding a job, which “is four times higher than the rest,” are especially “significant”.