Tarragona registers 3.26% less unemployed after three months of increases

Unemployment has registered 41,283 people unemployed in Camp de Tarragona and Terres de l'Ebre in the month of October, according to data from the Ministry of Labor and Social Economy published this Thursday.

There are 1,289 fewer registered on the unemployment lists, which represents a decrease of 3.26% compared to the month of September. Compared to a year ago, there are 5,708 fewer unemployed, a figure that represents a reduction of 12.15% compared to the data registered by the state administration in October 2020.

Of the total number of unemployed in the district, 17,068 are men and 24,215 women. As for those under 25 years of age, it is estimated at 1,478 and the rest of ages at 38,489. By sectors, services continue to lead the ranking with more than 29,190 unemployed people.

Of the total number of unemployed in the month of October in the Tarragona and Ebrense regions, 29,190 correspond to the service sector, 1,763 to agriculture, 3,656 to industry and 3,618 to construction. In the case of 3,056 unemployed, there is no record of any previous job.

Regarding the number of Social Security affiliates, the total figure in October was 330,643 people in Camp de Tarragona and Terres de l'Ebre, a fact that represents a decrease of 4,128 affiliates, 1.23% less than one month ago. Even so, there are 9,269 more affiliates in Social Security than a year ago, 2.88% more, according to data also published this Thursday by the Ministry of Inclusion, Social Security and Migration.

Contracting has fallen in October by 3.49% to Tarragona and the Ebre. Specifically, 24,576 contracts have been made, 890 less than the previous month. Of the total number of contracts, 10,915 were made in the services sector, 1,114 in agriculture, 3,215 in industry and 596 in construction.

The number of permanent contracts has been reduced by 5.85% from a month ago, but 8,620 more have been signed than a year ago (an increase of more than 300%). On the contrary, 12,118 fewer temporary contracts have been made, 48% less. Also between September and October the number of temporary contracts fell by 1.37%, with 183 fewer temporary contracts, according to the Ministry of Labor.

As for the Temporary Occupation Regulation Files (ERTE) they are still maintained in 31 companies in the territory and affect 188 workers.

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