The varying impact of COVID-19 in the Spanish Labor Market

Labour Supply

Cabanillas-Jiménez,G. and Galanakis, Y., (2023), “The varying impact of COVID-19 in the Spanish Labor Market”, Revise & Resubmit at Empirica


Guillermo Cabanillas-Jiménez

University of Alcala

King’s College London


November 2023


Historically, the Spanish labor market has been quite unstable. The unexpected arrival of COVID-19 in 2020 has stressed these vulnerabilities. In this paper, we analyze the immediate impact of the pandemic on Spanish labor market outcomes. We find that, during the lockdown period, individuals work 3 hours less per week. Moreover, results show that the labor force participation reduced by 2.3% due to the pandemic. Finally, sectors of activity present heterogeneous effects.

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