Almería, La Rioja and Álava have been, in this order, the three provinces that created the most jobs in October. At the other extreme were the Balearic Islands, Lérida and Gerona, the three that lost most jobs last month. In the case of the Balearic Islands, this loss of employment is directly linked to the end of the summer tourist season.
This is indicated by the official data of Social Security affiliates, which show the different behavior of the labor market between the provinces during October. Thus, while Almeria created 13,602 net jobs last month (occupation in this province grew by 5% compared to September), the Balearic Islands destroyed 35,780 jobs (-6.4%). La Rioja, with 4,313 net jobs created last month, expanded its employed population by 3.4%. And 3.3% grew in Álava and Castellón, where they added 5,097 and 7,352 net jobs, respectively.
Next to Almería, La Rioja and Álava, the ranking of the ten provinces that have seen the occupation grow most They are Valencia, Segovia, Seville, Huelva, Vizcaya and Guadalajara.
At the other extreme, after the Balearic Islands, the other nine provinces that have destroyed the most jobs in October are – in this order – Lérida, Gerona, Cádiz, Huesca, Tarragona, Ciudad Real, Badajoz, Cantabria and Orense.
The drop in employment that has occurred in three of the four Catalan provinces stands out. Only Barcelona created employment in October. On a global basis, Catalonia counted among the regions that created net employment last month, but at a much slower pace than in Spain as a whole: an increase of 0.3%, compared to 0.7% for the national average.
In total, in the whole of Spain, 19 provinces ended October with fewer workers than when they started it. In addition to those already mentioned, Albacete, Zamora, Malaga, León, Pontevedra, Lugo, Soria, Cáceres and Palencia were also destroyed. The other 31 provinces saw their occupation increase, to a greater or lesser extent.
As to the autonomous cities, Ceuta shot employment 4.5% in October -966 more occupied than at the end of September-, while Melilla scored a discreet increase of 0.3% -74 more net jobs-.