Following Bolatito’s example but this time with not that good news 🙂

A young guy in Spain and a young woman in Greece: what do they have in common?

They both will have a hard time finding a job in their countries in today´s economic context.

With a 22.6 % of its population looking for a job, Spain has the highest unemployment rate in the European Union. After a period (1995-2007) of very intense employment creation, where employment grew at an average annual rate of 4.1%, Spain is the European country with the largest increase in unemployment and employment destruction during the last four years.

Greece is the second country in the list, with an unemployment rate of 18.4% last reported in August of 2011.

How does these high rates of unemployment affect to young people working or studying abroad like me? Well, for some people it is a good reason to stay wherever they are and wait until the economic storm is gone, specialy for young Spanish who are suffering rates of 40% of unemployment. Others, will try to make the situation work in their favor and figure out new ways to change the system. For me, sometimes I feel guilty for not being in Spain fighting to improve this scenario and that is why I´m trying to squeeze out this opportunity and take back home all the best practices I´m learning during my fellowship.

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