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Labour situation of the Roma community in Spain[editar]

The employment situation of the Roma population is characterised by low labour market inclusion, low employment rate, a high unemployment rate, great job insecurity and weak employment protection.

Some key elements to understand the situation of the Roma community in relation to employment include the following:

  • The majority of the Roma population suffers severe inequality and lack of protection of their access to economic and social rights, compared with the total population. Poverty and exclusion affect more than 80%, with a particularly severe impact on children.
  • Level of education is, by some margin, the main determinant of employment status and is therefore a determinant of the socioeconomic inequality suffered by the Roma population. Only 17% of the Roma population aged over 16 have completed Compulsory Secondary Education or higher education, compared with 80% of the general population.
  • The situation of Roma women is marked by great inequality, being worse than that of Roma men and also worse than that of non-Roma women. The inequality gap is observed in all areas: in employment status, in educational level, in family responsibilities and also in the low expectations they face and their poor prospects of employment or promotion.
  • Access to the job market is greatly influenced by social and sociodemographic factors, but other factors are also highly significant, in particular discrimination and other cultural factors.
Besides, the Roma population is a demographically very young population, which in today’s society means a vulnerable socioeconomic status. 66% of Roma people are under 30 years old.


At the same time, a new generation of young people is calling for job opportunities for Roma. This is reflected in our campaign #BreadForTomorrow.


This is a community which, along with the typical factors which can be expected to cause socioeconomic inequality, also suffers the impact of discrimination and other cultural factors