The Minister of Inclusion, Social Security and Migrations, José Luis Escrivá, has advanced this Monday that the average affiliation in seasonally adjusted terms will grow by 150,000 workers during the month of July compared to the previous month, which means surpassing the pre-crisis employment levels.
How jobs destroyed by the pandemic are recovering, sector by sector
At a press conference to present the affiliation data for the month of July prepared by the Ministry from the fortnightly advance, Escrivá stressed that the month of July is being “extraordinarily dynamic” in terms of employment.
The minister has ruled out during his speech that the fifth wave of the pandemic is impacting employment data this month and has indicated that on this occasion, unlike in previous waves, activity levels are being maintained.
“There is no behavior that suggests that the dynamism that began at the beginning of the month has been truncated. There are no signs that there has been a reversal in aggregate terms,” remarked the head of Inclusion, Social Security and Migration.
In seasonally adjusted terms, Escrivá has forecast that affiliation will increase to stand at 19.41 million employed at the end of July, which shows a greater dynamism in employment than in June.
The minister also highlighted that the composition of employment by sectors and type of contract has changed, so that there are 430,000 workers with permanent contracts more than in the last July prior to the pandemic.
“There are a good number of sectors that have significant levels of employment prior to the pandemic,” said the minister, who stressed that it occurs both in the previously most affected activities, such as hospitality, commerce and recreational activities, such as among those who were already doing well, as well as in the self-employed regime.
360,000 workers at ERTE
Regarding the volume of workers affected by Temporary Employment Regulation Files, Escrivá has advanced that there are still 360,000 people under this labor figure (240,000 have suspension of work and 120,000, reduction.), Although he has highlighted that in only the first fifteen days of the month of July a total of 87,000 have come out of this situation. “The departure of workers at ERTE has intensified in the last two weeks,” he emphasized.
There are 77,209 workers left in an ERTE of impediment or limitation, the majority in food and beverage companies and commerce; as well as another 162,713 in ERTE of ultra-protected sectors and their value chains, of which 75% are in food and beverage companies, accommodation, transport and travel agencies.
Another 121,460 workers are in one of the ERTEs that have not received any exemption since October, the distribution of which is very gradual between sectors.
All the autonomous communities have significantly reduced their percentage of workers in ERTE over the number of affiliates with respect to the maximum rate reached in February 2021, remaining only above the average reduction in the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands.