Santa Cruz de Tenerife (EFE).- The rate of absenteeism in the Canary Islands is the second lowest in Spain, only behind the Balearic Islands, and in the last year it has been reduced by 1.6 percentage points, unlike country as a whole, which has increased by 0.1 points.
These data correspond to the third quarter of 2022 and appear in the quarterly report on absenteeism and workplace accidents carried out by The Adecco Group Institute, the study and dissemination center of the employment and human resources company Adecco.
The study indicates that the absenteeism rate in Spain in the third quarter of 2022 was 6.7% (0.1 points more than in the same quarter of 2021), while in the Canary Islands it stood at 5.3%. (1.6 points less). At the extremes were the Basque Country with 9.8% and the Balearic Islands with 3.9%.
In the case of absenteeism due to Temporary Disability, which is the most important, the rate in Spain was 5% in the third quarter, which is 0.1 points less than a year earlier, and the rate in the Canary Islands was 4%. , that is, 1.2 points less than in the same period of 2021.
The 5.3% of work absenteeism in the Canary Islands varies depending on the economic sectors: in services it was 5.5% (1.8 points less than a year earlier), in industry it was 4.5% (0.9 points less) and construction 3.7% (an increase of 0.1 points).
In terms of occupational accidents during the working day, the trend in the third quarter in the Canary Islands is the opposite of that in Spain as a whole, since it increased by 14% year-on-year on the islands, to 234 accidents per 100,000 inhabitants, while in the The country as a whole fell 0.5% to also stand at 234.
Regarding commuting accidents, those that occur on the way to or from work, there were 34 accident victims per 100,000 inhabitants in Spain as a whole (3% more than in the third quarter of 2021) and 29 injured in the Canary Islands (32% increase).
The study also reflects the incidence of accidents due to Covid-19, where the Canary Islands have the second lowest incidence, with 1 per 100,000 people, 19 percent less than in the same quarter of 2021, while in the whole of country was 12 per 100,000 people, 136% more year-on-year. EFE