38.7% of indefinite contracts come from a temporary one, according to Randstad



38.7% of the indefinite contracts that were signed during 2019 in Spain came from a temporary one, the highest rate since 2011, although in absolute figures the year closed with less conversions, according to a Randstad study.

The company emphasizes that this assumes that four out of every ten indefinite contracts last year had their origin in one of a fixed duration and that five years of consecutive growth are chained in this conversion rate.

In total, 835,521 contracts passed last year from temporary to indefinite, the third highest figure of the period studied but four tenths less than in 2018.

It is the first time, Randstad acknowledges, that the volume is reduced after six years of consecutive increases.

"After four consecutive years of growth above 15%, this year we detected a very slight break in the conversion of contracts, stabilizing the annual figure around 830,000," summarizes the director of Randstad Research, Valentín Bote.

By communities, Andalusia, with 49.8%; Cantabria, with 49.4%; and the Canary Islands, with 47.9%, are the autonomous communities with the highest conversion rate of temporary contracts to indefinite.

Below the average are Balearic Islands (36.3%), Catalonia (35.1%), Murcia (33.6%) and Madrid (26.7%).

In number, they lead the study Catalonia (156,871), Madrid (125,674), Andalusia (122,600) and Valencia (98,102).

By sectors, services are where more conversions take place, with 629,123 signatures, followed by industry (117,147), construction (67,841) and, finally, agriculture (21,410).

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