Workers affected by collective layoffs double in September, up to 2,180

Workers affected by collective layoffs double in September, up to 2,180

The number of workers immersed in collective layoffs doubled in September (+106.4%) compared to the same month in 2022, up to a total of 2,180 affectedaccording to provisional data from the Ministry of Labor and Social Economy.

For its part, The number of workers affected by contract suspensions grew by 1.8% in September compared to the same month in 2022, up to 12,551 employeeswhile those who were affected by a reduction in working hours decreased by 35.6%, to a total of 358.

In total, adding the three types of procedures, workers affected by employment regulation files (ERE) authorized by the labor authorities or communicated to them grew by 8.3% in September in relation to the same month of the previous year, with a total of 15,089 affected.

De is totally de more than 15,000 workers who were in ERE in September 2023, 4.68% (707) were affected by procedures caused by force majeurewhile the 95.3% (14,382 workers) were there due to regulatory procedures derived from economic, technical, organizational and production causes (ETOP). While the former increased by 70.4% compared to September 2022, those caused by ETOP causes increased by 6.3%.

The Ministry recalls that when a procedure affects several work centers located in different provinces, one procedure for each province is computed in the statistics. Furthermore, if a company notifies affected workers in different months, one procedure is computed for each month.

Collective layoffs in the service sector triple

By sectors, The number of workers affected in the services sector by collective layoffs multiplied by more than three in September compared to the same month last year (+253.7%), up to 1,878 people. On the contrary, This procedure fell in industry (-36.2%), and in construction (-86.4%), affecting 293 and 9 workersrespectively.

Nevertheless, workers affected by contract suspension in the industry during the month of September increased by 25.4%, compared to the same month of the previous year, to 11,056 people, the sector with the highest number of employees affected. It is followed by the services sector, with 1,259 affected workers (-61.8%), the construction sector, with 194 (+32.9%) and the agricultural sector, with 42 (-31.1%)..

In the processes of reducing working hours, all sectors, except agriculture, recorded reductions in the number of procedures in September compared to the same month of the previous year.. Specifically, the number of affected workers in industry was 182 (-36.6%), in services it was 173 (-34.2%) and in construction, 3 (-40%).

With respect to total workers affected by all procedures in the ninth month of the year, more than three quarters 76.4% (11,531) fall into the industrial sector; 21.9% in services (3,310); 1.36% in construction (206 affected), and 0.27% in agriculture (42).

EREs decrease in seven regions and skyrocket in another seven

The ERE have decreased in seven autonomous communities during September compared to the data recorded in the same month of the previous year, the most notable falls being those experienced in Asturias (-95.3%), with 47 workers affected; Galicia (-93.8%), with 167 workers; Balearic Islands (-83.3%), with two affected; and the Basque Country (-59%), where these procedures impacted 550 workers.

At the other end, The ERE skyrocketed in Cantabria during September, multiplying by almost 42 with 906 workers affected. Andalusia followed, with an increase of almost seven times, impacting 3,873 employees; Navarra with an increase of 160% and 922 workers affected, and Madrid, with 128.3% and 831 workers.

Looking only at workers affected by collective dismissal, Asturias is at the head of the increases, with an increase in these procedures of more than five times compared to September 2022, affecting 23 workers. It is followed by Andalusia (+438%), with 210 workers, and the Basque Country (+300%), where 124 people were impacted.

Likewise, collective layoffs decreased in five autonomous communities during September, with the most pronounced decreases being those of Galicia and Navarra. (-100% in both cases), Balearic Islands (-83.3%) and Aragón (-49%).