Employment rebounds and reaches 19,400,964 employed persons, the best figure since before the pandemic




Rebound effect on employment, already pointed out by the Labor Force Survey (EPA) published on July 29. Summer tends to be very good for job creation, even in pandemic times with international tourism at half gas: The occupation has reached 19,400,964 people in July, which is the best figure since before the pandemic, while the registered unemployment In the offices of the Public Employment Service (SEPE) the seventh month of the year also ended with a sharp decrease of 197,841 people. Specifically, a higher affiliation data had not been reached since February 2020 when the occupation was around 19,479,814 people. In the last year, the system has added 806,174 affiliates more (+ 4.29%) after the impact of the Covid.

Specifically, membership has increased especially in the General Regime in 87,124 people compared to June, exceeding 16.2 million workers and adding in the last year 745,307 affiliates more. In the last 12 months, the recovery of activities such as the Education, although in June it has diminished by the end of the school year; as well as those related to communications, artistic and administrative activities. In July, the recovery of the hotel industry due to the summer season and the lower restrictions was also relevant.

In the case of Self-Employed Regime These have reached 3,322,961 affiliates (just 1978 more than in June), while the Regime of the Sea has registered 66,467 employed persons and the Coal 1,074 affiliates have been reached. A growth in employment in the last month that has benefited more than half of the autonomous communities, especially, Balearic Islands despite a tourism at half gas. They are followed by other autonomies such as Cantabria, Castilla y León and Galicia. Occupancy falls slightly in the autonomous cities and the Canary Islands.

Similarly, the registered unemployment In the offices of the Public Employment Service (SEPE) the seventh month of the year also ended with a sharp decrease of 197,841 people. However, the number of workers receiving a File of Temporary Employment Regulation (ERTE) it is still high, as of July 31, it stood at 331,486 people. In the last five months, the number of unemployed registered in the SEPE has fallen by 9.45% year-on-year (356,536 people).

The fall in unemployment has occurred in all economic sectors: In the Services has fallen by 133,658 people while in the ‘No Previous Employment’ group it has fallen by 31,991 people, in Industry decreased by 13,158 people, standing below pre-pandemic levels, while in the Building Last month 10,154 fewer people were unemployed and 8,880 fewer unemployed in farming.

The fall in registered unemployment in July has extended by all autonomous communities, although the greatest decreases have corresponded to Andalusia (-69,159 people), Catalonia (-37,548 people) and the Canary Islands (-20,374). There are even already six autonomous communities that have a lower registered unemployment than at the beginning of the health crisis (Galicia, Extremadura, Castilla – La Mancha, Balearic Islands, Melilla and Cantabria).

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