The number of workers affected by an employment regulation file (ERE) increased by 25.9% in January, with 3,380 affected (696 more people), mainly due to collective dismissals in the service sector and the suspension of contracts in the industry .
According to the Employment Regulation Statistics published today by the Ministry of Employment, 217 companies started these measures during the first month of the year, 21 more than in the same month of 2018, which is equivalent to an increase of 10.7% .
As for the procedures, 253 were counted, 5% less than in January 2018, of which 238 ended with agreement between the parties.
Regarding the measures, the suspension of the contract affected 1,737 workers, which was 1,048 more than a year before (152.1% more), while the collective dismissals reached 1,358 people, 108 more (8.6 % more) and reductions in working hours to 285, 460 less (61.7% lower).
By sectors, the services are the ones with the greatest number of affected by these measures, with 1,568 people involved (although they are 112 less than in January 2018), which mostly responded to collective dismissals (1,047).
The industry accounted for 1,380 affected (75.1% more), most of whom (1,015), were caused by suspension of contracts.
The construction, accounted for 260 affected (132% more), and the agricultural sector 172, (65.4% more), both mainly by suspension of contracts.
By activity, it is the workers of the manufacturing industry (1,242) who were most affected by these measures of employment regulation, followed a long way by those of the hotel industry (328) and professional, scientific and technical activities (326).
By Autonomous Communities, the number of affected persons increased in Navarra (471.4%), Murcia (355.6%), Comunidad Valenciana (281.8%), Canarias (228.6%), Castilla y León (192.6%). %), Catalonia (155%), Cantabria (144.8%), the Balearic Islands (76.2%) and Madrid (14.5%).
On the contrary, it decreased in the remaining eight: La Rioja (100%), Basque Country (61.8%), Galicia (56.5%), Andalusia (55.9%), Castilla-La Mancha (46.5%) %), Asturias (45.6%), Aragón (12.9%) and Extremadura (3.8%).