Half of the indefinite contracts in September were part-time

Indefinite hiring grew by 20.8% year-on-year in September and reached the highest figure for this month of the entire historical series, however the data shows that almost half of this type of contracts in September -46% -were part time.

Compared to the 107,176 part-time permanent contracts, full-time permanent contracts amounted to 125,592, which represents 54% of the total, according to the latest data published by the Public Employment Service (SEPE).

According to the data consulted by Efe, of the 1,952,397 contracts signed in September, 88.08% (1,719,629) were temporary and only 11.92% undefined (232,768).

Most of the indefinite contracts were generated in the services sector, which accumulated 187,393 contracts of this type, followed by far with industry with 23,730, construction with 13,112 and agriculture with 8,529 permanent contracts.

Depending on the educational level, 23.36% of the contracts signed by graduates in the second or third university cycle (graduates, masters or doctors) were of an indefinite nature, a percentage that triples that of employees without studies, who only registered 7.3%.

However, most of the hiring was concentrated in employees who had passed general education (918,286 contracts), followed by 517,383 who had only completed primary school.

In September, SMEs with less than 50 workers signed 62.15% of total contracts (1,213,343), of which more than 13% were undefined, while at the other extreme, companies with more than one thousand employees signed 91,614 contracts (4.69% of the total), of which 9% were indefinite.

Workers between 30 and 44 years signed almost 40% of contracts in September and brought together 42.55% of permanent contracts.

Those under 30 years of age subscribed 35.44% of the total contracts signed in September and those over 45 years old, 25.24%.

Those over 59 years of age only signed 2.1% of the contracts in September, an issue that worries social agents and human resources companies such as Infoempleo or Adecco, who demand greater commitment and promotion of "senior" workers.

The analysis of the data also shows the growing temporality, which is reflected above all in the duration of temporary contracts, since 35.11% of those signed in September lasted less than one month and most of them -almost 30 % - were concentrated in the services sector.

From CCOO reiterate the lack of quality of employment generated and emphasize that the high labor turnover of the salaried population with temporary contract is a characteristic feature of the precariousness that has increased with the crisis, especially after the labor reform of 2012.

UGT urges the Government to pursue unjustified temporary and part-time contracts, while pointing out that part of the increase in indefinite hiring is due to the proliferation of the contract for entrepreneurs, who represent 11.7% of this type of contract.


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