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A new Employment Law Act has been recently published, Act 3/2023 dated 28 February, aimed primarily at reducing structural unemployment, especially youth unemployment, emphasising the necessary training of workers in accordance with the needs of the market, now undergoing a profound change.

Traditionally, Spain has a high unemployment rate (13.26% according to National Statistics Institute (INE) data for the first quarter of 2023) in relation to the rest of the countries around us, meaning that employment regulations are always looking for ways to reduce this percentage. Specifically, Act 3/2023 sets a target of a 50% reduction. However, any initiative to modify the public employment services inevitably runs up against the high number of unemployed who have to be atten-ded to by a small number of professionals, which makes it difficult to achieve its goals.

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