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Less than 17% of young Cantabrians can be emancipated, according to a USE study


Less than 17 percent of those under 30 in Cantabria can afford to emancipate themselves, a percentage below the national average (19%), as can be seen from the report 'Socio-labor situation of Youth in Spain 2018-2019' presented, this Monday, August 12, on the occasion of International Youth Day, for the Labor Union.
By autonomous communities, in Andalusia, Cantabria, Castilla-La Mancha, the Basque Country and Extremadura less than 17% of young people are emancipated; in Asturias, Valencia, Galicia, Canary Islands and Murcia, they do the same between 17% and 19%; while in the rest of Spain the rate can go up to 21% of emancipated.
"The causes are linked to job precariousness and to the labor reform of 2002, and to the adjustments of the following years, so that the most punished have been young people with precarious jobs and lower wages," said USO.
The head of the Confederal Department of Youth of USO, Pablo Trapero, has warned that it is a "serious problem" since it has reached the lowest emancipation rate in recent years.
He added that this, in addition, has had an impact on things such as maternity age, which has been delayed by two years since the onset of the crisis, until the average 31 years.
This situation has also increased the age of what is considered young at 35.
In this sense, the report reveals that, although unemployment figures have improved slightly compared to 2018, especially in adolescents, the emancipation rate is low. "There are two characteristics that are not linked, because six more are below 17% of the emancipation rate, although in these the unemployment rate has dropped," added Trapero.

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