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Catalan labor minister says unemployment figures are incomplete

02 April 2020 09:33 AM

Unemployment soars as coronavirus crisis takes toll on businesses

A further 21,833 were left without work in March, a jump of 5.52% in the last month

Newsstands keep on going through the crisis

01 April 2020 12:23 PM

Catalonia's newsstands keep on opening through the health crisis

Considered an essential service, 85% of news vendors are open, although sales have dropped by half due to the coronavirus restrictions

A home care worker takes care of an elderly person in a wheelchair (by Eloi Tost)

31 March 2020 07:15 PM

Home-care start-ups see demand double due to coronavirus

Companies providing carers to people's homes expect to exceed their growth forecasts for 2020 in first quarter alone

Spanish government bans the firing of employees

27 March 2020 06:08 PM

Spanish government bans firing employees due to coronavirus

With number of temporary redundancies rising to over 547,000 in Catalonia, new measures aim to stop firms from using crisis to reduce workforce

Local shops at risk due to confinement measures

27 March 2020 01:07 PM

Coronavirus crisis poses major threat to survival of local stores

Experts say crisis will cause many shops to close down, but also offers "opportunity" to make needed changes like adapting to online sales

'Catastrophe' in tourism sector

27 March 2020 12:34 PM

‘Catastrophe’ as tourism sector loses Easter and worries for summer season

Studies estimate losses of up to six million international tourists and €60 billion
Employment office in Catalonia (by Andrea Zamorano)

26 March 2020 06:56 PM

Temporary lay-offs continue to rise as business feels the pinch of pandemic

Over 400,000 people in Catalonia affected by collective dismissals during coronavirus crisis so far, more than February's jobless total
Fishing fleet moored at port of Palamós (by Marina López)

26 March 2020 03:24 PM

Fishing in Catalonia almost completely halted

Locally caught fish now harder to find, with lack of activity in ports and changes in consumer habits to blame

Exterior of the iconic Cinemes Texas in Barcelona (by Pere Francesch)

25 March 2020 01:52 PM

‘Devastating’ scenario for cinemas as layoffs foreseen in 90% of theatres

Catalan Cinema Guild warns the industry may only see a gradual recovery in June
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