April 14, 2021

The number of unemployed falls by only 123,000 people in the second quarter of the year, the lowest drop since 2013


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The number of unemployed It has been reduced by 123,600 people, the slowest pace since 2013 while the number of employed has increased by 333,800 people. For its part, the unemployment rate has fallen to 14.02%, according to the Survey of Active Population (EPA) corresponding to the second quarter of this year prepared by the National Institute of Statistics (INE). In any case, both the number of unemployed and the unemployment rate is at figures that were not seen since the end of 2008.

In total, employment has grown by 460,800 people (2.38%) in the last 12 months, while unemployment has registered a setback of 259,500 people (–7.43%). For its part, employment has increased this quarter by 352,900 people in the private sector and decreased by 19,100 in the public. In the last year, employment has increased by 384,200 people in the private sector and 76,700 in the public.

On the other hand, if we look at the type of contract, employees have increased this quarter by 330,500 people. The ones that have indefinite contract have up 164,500 people and those of temporal agreement in 166,100. On a year-on-year basis, the number of employees has grown by 431,000 (indefinite employment has increased by 388,200 people and temporary employment by 42,800). The number of self-employed workers has risen by 2,100 this quarter and 29,000 in the last 12 months.

If we look at the different sectors, employment has increased this quarter by Services (313,200 more) and in Industry (56,000). On the contrary, it has fallen into farming (30,400 less) and in Building (5,000 people less). In the last year there are 371,200 more employed in Services, 61,100 in Construction and 41,700 in Industry. In Agriculture, employment has fallen by 13,200 in the last 12 months.

Balearic Islands, Madrid and Catalonia lead employment

By Autonomous Communities, the largest increases in employment this quarter have occurred in Balearic Islands (62,600 more), in Madrid (61,100) and Catalonia (40,200). In the last year the occupation has grown in almost all communities. Specifically, Madrid (105,700 more), Andalusia (103,400) and Catalonia (70,700) have registered the highest increases.

While unemployment has had significant falls in communities such as Madrid (-37,300 people), Balearic Islands (-26,300) and Catalonia (-15,300 people). In contrast, the unemployed have risen in Valencia (10,700 more unemployed), Castilla-La Mancha (6,300 more) and Andalusia (6,000 more).

If we compare it with that of the previous year, the biggest reductions in the number of unemployed Andalusia (74,800 less), Madrid (–45,800) and Galicia (–34,700) have taken place. For its part, the number of assets has increased this quarter by 210,200 people, to 23,035,500. The activity rate has been placed at 58.74%, accumulating in the last year an increase in 201,400 people.

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