What about the 49%?Posted: August 7, 2012
Logic tells us that if 51% refers to the youth unemployed rate, then that means that 49% of Spain’s youth are supposed to be working. Right? What does that mean exactly? That they have a stable job, a contract, social security? How do you define ‘being employed’ (or for that matter ‘unemployed’) in Spain? Does making 3 euro/hour count as employment? What about part-time work? Or internships? How many of the 49% are exploited because of the dire job market? Where is the line drawn between the 49% and the 51%?
If you have an opinion or think you have some answers to these questions, get in touch. Feel free to share your story with us. Are you working? Are you happy with your job? Do you think your work is undervalued? What are you doing about it? Why do you accept these conditions? We’ll be publishing some personal accounts over the next weeks. Our e-mail: 51percentBCN@gmail.com.