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Table 2 Spain and Ireland at a glance

From: More alike than different: the Spanish and Irish labour markets before and after the crisis

Common trends: Pre-2007 Post-2007
GDP per capita rising falling
GDP growth rates high low/negative
Capital stock growth rates* high low/negative
Unemployment falling rising
Employment creation high negative
Construction sector (leading sector) job creation job destruction
Welfare entitlements* falling rising
Migratory flows in out
Housing market boom burst
Labour market conditions:‡   
Spain tight tight
Ireland flexible flexible
  1. For * see also Additional file 1: Appendix A (Figures i and iii); and for ‡refer to Figure 1 below.