This is the most brutal impact on the labor market in Spain. Such a situation has never been experienced. As if a Tsunami and an earthquake had fallen at the same time.
They are the economic victims of the pandemic, now recognized as "the new unemployed of the Coronavirus". This is the most brutal impact on the labor market in Spain. Such a situation has never been experienced. As if a Tsunami and an earthquake had fallen at the same time. In the last month, there are 302,265 more unemployed. In total, there are 3,548,312 people -whole families- who have been left on the streets. In the last month, there are 302,265 more unemployed. In total, there are 3,548,312 people - entire families - who have remained on the street. As of March 31, the number of people affiliated to Social Security was 18,445,436. Until that day, the system lost 833,979 affiliates.
In case something is missing, we must add the 3,000,000 million workers registered in the ERTE (Temporary Employment Regulation File). While these last people have not lost their jobs, they have been removed from their activities until the COVID-19 crisis is over.
If we add up the total number of unemployed (3.5M) and the new dismissed (3M), Spain has in April 2019: 6.5M workers in their homes.
The construction and hotel industry, the sectors most affected.
By activity, the greatest falls since the coronavirus crisis began were experienced in construction (17.08%), hotels and restaurants (14.27%), administrative and auxiliary services (8.91%), education (5.24%) and transport and storage (4.76%); while the increase in health activities was noteworthy, with 7,085 more members.
Until today, January 2009 was the worst month of unemployment recorded with 199,999 people out of work, destroying nearly 350,000 jobs. For all this, the experts point out that in economic terms "2020 will be like 2009 but multiplied by two".