Labour force survey shows stagnating salaries and growing inequities, despite claims of recovery

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• Spain’s wage gap between lowest, highest earners continues to grow

• Nearly 3 million Spaniards earn less than €1,000 per month, survey shows

Results of a new labor-force survey released by Spain’s National Institute of Statistics (INE) show that despite claims of economic recovery by the government, worker salaries experienced no notable increase during 2014, while the wage gap between those earned the most and those who earn the least in Spanish society has widened.

According to the INE’s 2014 Active Population Survey, some 4.37 million Spanish workers earned a gross salary of less than €1,221.10 per month during 2014, while an additional 2.9 million earned less than €1,000 per month.

At the same time, those Spanish workers with the lowest salaries experienced the smallest increases in 2014, with the gap widening between those who earned the most and those who made the least.

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