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Employment and Business in Spain

Employment The average Spanish annual wage is US$ 34,387 (source: OECD), while the unemployment rate, as a percentage of the total work force, is 21.6% (of whom 41.6% have been unemployed for more than a year). There are a total of 10 standard procedures that must be followed when starting up a new business, with the minimum start-up time being 28 days (source: World Bank).


 

 




Moving to Spain

If you are considering moving to Spain or are soon to depart, you can find helpful information and advice in the Expat Briefing dedicated Spain section including; details of immigration and visas, Spanish forums, Spanish event listings and service providers in Spain.

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Living in Spain

From your safety to shoppingliving in Spain can yield great benefits as well as occasional drawbacks.  Find your feet and stay abreast of the latest developments affecting expats in Spain with relevant news and up-to-date information.

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Working in Spain

Working in Spain can be rewarding as well as stressful, if you don't plan ahead and fulfill any legal requirements. Find out about visas and passports, owning and operating a company in Spain, and general Spanish culture of the labour market.

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