The unemployment figures for Spain seem so bad, that the only sane way is to take them futilistically and perhaps even celebrate the fact. Have a laugh, perhaps that will release some creative energy, which may lead to some solution.
Just anybody looking at Spain cannot associate it with a country that has or should have any problems. Beautiful weather, a great cultural heritage, hills, valleys, mountain views and caves that are a pleasing sight, cosmopolitan cities, cheap beer, good entertainment in the evenings, a tranquial atmosphere, siesta in the afternoon....How can such a beautiful country have the problem of unemployment, I cannot understand.
True, they built properties in the boom and hyped the market up, banks ended up with overinflated debt. Now the asset values have been marked down to current market values...Companirson to other European countries, property in Spain is at very favourable prices now.
Job creation in Spain will I guess remain their top priority, and that must go hand in hand with the tourism industry, which can continue to flourish in an atmosphere of peace and tranquility, and the filling of job places....Yes, filling of job places. The shops, restaurants, commercial establishments all must make some effort to appoint a few persons, maybe on friendly training place basis, giving some token payment...
Once the economy starts to improve, those would turn into real jobs...Or the people on friendly training could go to bigger or better things...
Maybe the bigger organisations can offer housing to their employees, a co-operation with banks to underwrite the mortgages? Such initiatives will create more activity in the housing sector, and the banking sector, and also for estate agents.
Manufacturing and cottage industries need to expand, create goods that may find demand. In my mind's eye, I can see Spain flourishing as before. May God inspire the leaders in Spain to fit all the jigsaw pieces nicely, and for that I pray.