JOBS IN DIFFERENT SECTORS OF SPAIN'S ECONOMY


General Characteristics of Agriculture, Industrial, and Information Age Primary Jobs

In agricultural communities producing food and handmade arts and crafts; peasants, serfs, and artisans

  • Industrial Age:
  • In factories in cities producing mass-produced manufactured goods; more blue collar jobs

  • Information Age:
  • In higher paying, skilled high technology and professional jobs and lower paying, unskilled service sector jobs, creating danger of a two-tiered economy and decreased middle class (the traditional cornerstone of a democracy); more white collar jobs; also multiple jobs/careers in a lifetime

    Information/Data on Primary Jobs in Spain

    Although industry is vital to the economy and employs 35 percent of the labor force, the services sector (including tourism) employs 55 percent. Agriculture is less important to the economy than it was a generation ago, but still employs 10 percent of the labor force.

    Conclusions

    Spain is in the Information Age as the work force shifts from blue to white collar jobs.
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